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Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge

War of 1812

 
 
Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
1. Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription.
War of 1812
Battle of
Scajaquada Creek Bridge
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On August 3, 1814, 600 men under British Lt. Col. John Tucker, designing to capture troops and supplies at Black Rock and Buffalo, crossed the Niagara River to Squaw Island. 600 more men followed. In defense, U.S. Maj. Lodowick Morgan, with 240 Riflemen, removed planking from the wooden bridge spanning this creek. With a battery on the south shore, Morgan's troops bravely repelled three British attempts to repair the bridge and cross the creek. Despite a 5:1 disadvantage in manpower, Morgan (ultimately) forced the British into retreating back to Canada.
 
Erected 2011 by Black Rock Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 42° 56.239′ N, 78° 53.345′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Street and the Scajaquada Expressway (New York State Route 198), on the left when traveling south on Grant Street. Click for map. Marker is at the north end of the Grant Street bridge over Scajaquada Creek and the Scajaquada Expressway at a westbound entrance ramp for the expressway. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Southbound on Grant Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
2. Southbound on Grant Street
Bridge over Scajaquada Creek and the Scajaquada Expressway (NY 198).
walking distance of this marker. Military Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's German Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Scajaquada Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); Highlights of Buffalo History (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Pan-American Exposition (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Commemorate the Gallantry of (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top is the Buffalo History Museum. The settlement of Black Rock became part of the City of Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .  Black Rock Historical Society - War of 1812. (Submitted on January 19, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Northbound Grant Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 17, 2015
3. Northbound Grant Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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