“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Thomas Benedict IV

Thomas Benedict IV Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, July 26, 2017
1. Thomas Benedict IV Marker
Inscription. Thomas Benedict IV homestead - Hdqrs. Maj. Gen. de Rottenburg British occupation forces 1814
Erected 1985 by Town of Plattsburgh.
Location. 44° 41.818′ N, 73° 29.285′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Cornelia Street (New York State Route 3), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Champlain Valley Veterinary Services, opposite the entrance to Consumer Square shopping center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Route 3, Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Thomas Miller's Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); State Normal School (approx. 1.1 miles away); The War of 1812 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Isaac Platt Home (approx. 1 miles away); British Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pike's Cantonment (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church - 1830 (approx. 1.7 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
Regarding Thomas Benedict IV. Major General Francis de Rottenburg (1757-1832) arrived in Canada in 1810 and with the outbreak of the War of 1812 assumed command of the Montreal district. He assumed responsibility for both the civil and military leadership of Lower Canada on two occasions during the absence of Sir George Prevost, the commander in chief.

In 1814, as Sir George Prevost prepared to invade the United States by way of Lake Champlain, he placed de Rottenburg in command of a division of three brigades. However, Prevost personally led the campaign, which was defeated at the Battle of Plattsburgh.
Categories. War of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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