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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. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1776.
 
Location. 44° 37.14′ N, 73° 26.683′ W. Marker is in Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on U.S. 9, on the right when traveling north. The marker was moved from its previous location to the Peru Boat Ramp. The marker sits along the north side of the boat launch just east of the parking lot. 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 walking distance of this marker. Peru’s First Settler (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sax House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Possession House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Blast Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Friswell Patent (approx. ¾ mile away); Gilliland Homestead (approx. ¾ mile
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.
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away); a different marker also named Battle of Valcour (approx. one mile away); Gilliland Cemetery (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  American Revolution: Battle of Valcour Island. (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, 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 August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 88 times this year. Last updated on August 23, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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