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New York City Defenses During the War of 1812

 
 
New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
1. New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
New York City Defenses
During the War of 1812

Barrier gate   McGowan’s Pass,
Barrier Gate   Manhattanville,
Forts Clinton, Fish, and Haight,
and three stone towers.
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Also in honor of
Maj. Gen. Garrit Hopper Striker
(then captain)
5th Regiment,   2nd Brigade.
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Erected by U.S.D. 1812
Empire State Society
February 22, 1900

 
Erected 1900 by United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1943.
 
Location. 40° 48.471′ N, 73° 57.631′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Amsterdam Avenue south of W 118th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Amsterdam Ave. entrance to Columbia University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oscar J. Hijuelos (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Low Memorial Library
New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
2. New York City Defenses During the War of 1812 Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Battle of Harlem Heights (about 800 feet away); Columbia University Midshipmen's Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Schurz Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seligman Fountain (approx. Ľ mile away); Harlan Fiske Stone (approx. Ľ mile away); Woman's Health Protective Association Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Marker at Columbia University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, March 29, 2012
3. Marker at Columbia University
The Amsterdam Ave. entrance to Columbia University can be seen to the left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 26, 2022