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Town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pike's Cantonment

 
 
Pike's Cantonment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams
1. Pike's Cantonment Marker
Inscription. A War of 1812 military camp stood to the west of this marker. Many occupants died defending Plattsburgh and lie buried not far from here.
 
Erected by American Military Ret. Assoc.
 
Location. 44° 40.347′ N, 73° 28.962′ W. Marker is in Town of Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 22, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is across the road from Plattsburgh International Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Benedict IV (approx. 1.7 miles away); FB-111A Strategic Bomber (approx. 1.9 miles away); B-47 Strato-Jet Bomber Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Post Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Troop Barracks (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Remarkable One-Armed Joe Forkey (approx. 1.9 miles away); Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Pike's Cantonment. Pike’s Cantonment was the location of a military encampment during the War of 1812 under the command of Zebulon Pike. It was established in the winter of 1812-1813 for 2,000 American soldiers and burned to the ground by British troops during the summer of 1813.

The site was located in 2011 during an archaeological dig that uncovered a bayonet scabbard, ammunition, military jacket buttons, building sites, and burned timber.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 11, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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