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Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Attack on Sackets Harbor

May 29, 1813

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
1. British Attack on Sackets Harbor Marker
Inscription. The British had two objectives in attacking the U.S. navy base at Sackets Harbor: destruction of the shipyard and gaining relief from the continued American military pressure on the Niagara frontier. With its navy base destroyed, the American fleet would be hard pressed to resupply the American troops stationed at Niagara for the summer campaign of 1813.

Once the British captured the navy yard, they planned to ship the supplies and ammunition back to their base in Kingston, Upper Canada, and to burn what remained. The Americans planned to slow the enemy approach until reinforcements arrived from the outlying villages. At the time of the attack, the majority of the American forces based at Sackets Harbor were attacking Fort George at the western end of Lake Ontario.
 
Erected by the State of New York. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 43° 56.822′ N, 76° 7.719′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street west of Ontario Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park, along the walking path that leads from the battlefield to near the site of Fort Kentucky where the British assault
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
2. British Attack on Sackets Harbor Marker
A close-up view of the map showing the American and British forts around Lake Ontario that is displayed on the historical marker.
on the defenses of Sackets Harbor began. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Observation Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Advance is Halted (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Landing Area (about 400 feet away); Fort Kentucky (about 400 feet away); American Dragoon Commander Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Sackets Harbor Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
3. British Attack on Sackets Harbor Marker
A close-up view of the U.S. Navy brig Oneida, which is displayed on the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
4. British Attack on Sackets Harbor Marker
View of the historical marker looking northeast, towards the Battlefield Park.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2014
5. British Attack on Sackets Harbor Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker looking northeast, towards the Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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