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

The War of 1812

 
 
The War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, July 30, 2017
1. The War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. Culver Hill site of bloody skirmish between American forces and the invading British army Sept. 6, 1814
 
Erected 2013 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 44.829′ N, 73° 28.181′ W. Marker is in Beekmantown, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 22 0.4 miles south of Burke Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Culver Hill Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Culver Hill Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheldon-Hagar Homestead (approx. 2.1 miles away); Isaac Platt Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named The War of 1812 (approx. 2.7 miles away); Col. Thomas Miller's Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); Heritage Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Philip Farnsworth's Tavern (approx. 3.3 miles away); Headquarters (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beekmantown.
 
Regarding The War of 1812. In the skirmish at Culver Hill, Major John Wool, with a force of 250 regular American troops and about 30 militiamen, took a stand
War of 1812 Marker at entrance to Culver Hill Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, July 30, 2017
2. War of 1812 Marker at entrance to Culver Hill Memorial Park
against British regulars commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James Willington. Willington was killed, but the Americans were forced to retreat to the south, where they regrouped at Halsey's Corners.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Beekmantown ca. 1860 image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams
3. Beekmantown ca. 1860
Culver Hill is in the background, looking south. Illustration from The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812 by Benton J. Lossing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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