On July 9, 1781 scouts out of Fort Rensselaer reported to Colonel Marinus Willett that the British were burning Currytown, NY. A force of nearly 300 Indians and Loyalists under Lieutenant John Dockstader had surprised the settlement burning most of the homes and killing many of the residents. Col Willett marched a small force of 140 Levies and Militia to New Dorlach, now Sharon Springs, where he ambushed the British raiding party gaining a complete American victory over the enemy. Both the battlefield site and the site of the British camp are marked by NYS historical markers. Further interpretation of the Battle of New Dorlach can be seen at the Fort Plain Museum.