Sag Harbor in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fort at Sag Harbor
Upon this hill, during the War of 1812 stood an American fort under the command of Major John Jermain and manned by the ranks of the Fourth Regiment of the New York Artillery, it protected the port of Sag Harbor from foreign invaders.
In the early morning hours of 11 July 1813, a contingent of British marines attempted a hostile occupation or the surrounding area. They were driven back by the cannon fire from this fort, American militia and the citizens or the village of Sag Harbor, never to return.
Therefore, on this day, the 200th anntversary of that battle, we dedicate this place to honor those who protected our beloved village.
11 July 2013
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War of 1812. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 40° 59.947′ N, 72° 17.41′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Memorial is on High Street east of Hampton Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other The Breakwater (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atheneum (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Whalers' Church (approx. ¼ mile away); American Revolution Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Meigs Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Burying Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Alvin Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Sag Harbor World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
Also see . . . The Other* Victorious Battle of Sag Harbor–1813. Sag Harbor Historical Society website entry (Submitted on May 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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