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Madison in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Captain Frederick Lee

1776-1831

 

—Citizen of Madison and Hero of War of 1812 —

 
Captain Frederick Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 28, 2013
1. Captain Frederick Lee Marker
Inscription. Commissioned in 1809 by U.S. President Madison, Frederick Lee served in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service until 1829, providing security for the New Haven port and protection of American Ships on Long Island Sound. On October 10, 1814, while the East Coast was under a British Navy blockade, Capt. Lee was called to protect an American vessel engaged in trade out of New Haven. When the British brig HMS Dispatch intervened, the Eagle was forced to go around on the south shore of Long Island where from a steep bluff the crew held off the British overnight. In the morning the British returned to capture the smaller, crippled Eagle, without taking Lee and his men. Lee praised his officers, crew and volunteers for having “done their duty as becomes American Sailors”.
 
Erected 2012 by U.S. Daughters of 1812.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
 
Location. 41° 16.733′ N, 72° 36.083′ W. Marker is in Madison, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Meeting House Lane just west of Island Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison CT 06443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Captain Frederick Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 28, 2013
2. Captain Frederick Lee Marker
. James Madison Memorial (here, next to this marker); Dianne Bullis Snyder Memorial (here, next to this marker); Patriots of Madison (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Citizens of Madison (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Veterans (a few steps from this marker); World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick W. Lee, Esq (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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