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Peru in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Valcour

 
 
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
1. Battle of Valcour Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorating
the valor of
American Forces
- led by -
Benedict Arnold
at the
Battle of Valcour
October 11, 1776

 
Erected 1928.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 44° 36.013′ N, 73° 26.3′ W. Marker is in Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on U.S. 9, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peru NY 12972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Platt Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jonas Platt Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Valcour (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peru Landing (approx. one mile away); Peru’s First Settler (approx. 1.3 miles away); To Site of Peru Blockhouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sax House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peru.
 
Also see . . .  American Revolution: Battle of Valcour Island.
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
2. Battle of Valcour Marker
On October 11, 1776, Gen. Benedict Arnold commanded a fleet of ships that engaged a British fleet under Gen. Guy Carleton that was sailing from Canada towards American held Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga. While most of the American fleet was lost, the battle delayed the British long enough for them to abandon their invasion plans for another year.
(Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
3. Battle of Valcour Marker
The Battle of Valcour Island is considered to be one of the first naval battles of the American Revolutionary War, and one of the first fought by the United States Navy.
Monument on Lake Champlain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2018
4. Monument on Lake Champlain
The main fighting occurred in the water seen behind the marker, a narrow strait between the mainland and Valcour Island visible in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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