Ogdensburg in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ogdensburgh And The War
Northern Front American War planners ignored Ogdensburg as a way to choke off the British supply lines, instead focusing their attention and troops on grandiose invasions like General James Wilkinson's ill-fated march on Montreal, illustrated above. On October 19, 1813, eight months after the British captured Ogdensburgh (partly because Wilkinson had refused to provide the Ogdensburgh troops with the reinforcements they desperately needed) Wilkinson launched his grand invasion of Montreal from Sackett's Harbor (Illustrated above). During Wilkinson's invasion, the general learned that one of the prices he and his troops had to pay for abandoning Ogdensburgh was that his men were forced to disembark above Ogdensburgh on November 8, 1813, march overland around the village (out of the reach of the British cannon at Fort Wellington which commanded the river at Prescott) and re-embark two days later. Three days later, the British (with a smaller force) overtook the Americans, defeating them on November 11 at Crysler's Farm (across the river from Waddington). On November 12-13, Wilkinson retires to Fort Covington, abandoning the attack on Montreal, forcing the U.S. Army to give up its dream of capturing Canada from the British.
Erected by Niagara Mohawk and Downtown Battlefield Commission
Location. 44° 42.004′ N, 75° 29.705′ W. Marker is in Ogdensburg, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Touch for map. Marker is along the walking path in Morissette Park, just east of the marina slips, and about 200 feet NNW of the intersection of Riverside Avenue and State Street. Marker is in this post office area: Ogdensburg NY 13669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Forsyth: The Daring Commando (a few steps from this marker); What Happened To The Patriots (a few steps from this marker); North Country Sailors' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Ogdensburgh Captured Brockville (about 500 feet away); Ogdensburg Public Library (about 600 feet away); Ogdensburg And Forsyth: Friends Or Enemies (about 600 feet away); Frederic Remington (1861 - 1909) (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogdensburg.
Also see . . .
1. The War of 1812 in the North Country: 200 years later. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Battle of Crysler's Farm, November 11, 1813. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. James Wilkinson. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Disasters • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.