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Plattsburgh 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, August 23, 2017
1. The War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. Halsey's Corners. 250 American soldiers plus militia met 4,000 British troops in bloody battle here on Sept. 6, 1814.
 
Erected 2013 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 42.472′ N, 73° 28.159′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Tom Miller Road and Halsey Court, on the right when traveling west on Tom Miller Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Isaac Platt Home (approx. half a mile away); Col. Thomas Miller's Home (approx. half a mile away); State Normal School (approx. mile away); British Hospital (approx. one mile away); MacDonough Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Heritage Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Headquarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thomas Benedict IV (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
 
Regarding The War of 1812. After engaging British troops at Beekmantown and Culver Hill, Major John E. Wool, commander of the New York 29th Regiment, was forced to retreat to Halsey's Corners. There the Americans once again faced British forces and once again retreated, this time across the Saranac River to General Alexander Macomb's defenses. However, the Americans inflicted heavy casualties, killing or wounding 240, making this the bloodiest single day of the Plattsburgh campaign.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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