Incident in Cherry Valley - fate of Jane Wells / from the original picture by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887); Thomas Phillibrown, engraver. Jane Wells is pleading for her life, and a man attempts to protect her from an Indian who is about to kill her. House behind them is being burned by Loyalists and Indians led by Major Walter Butler and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant, Cherry Valley, New York. Published: N.Y. : Martin, Johnson & Co. publishers, c1856. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c11117.
On this day, November 11th, 1778, the Cherry Valley Massacre takes place. During the American Revolutionary War in eastern New York, Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.