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

Battle of Valcour

 
 
Battle of Valcour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
1. Battle of Valcour Marker
Inscription. 11 October 1776. Across this strait a small colonial fleet fought the British to a standstill causing a 3 day running conflict that delayed the British advance to divide the colonies. This action allowed time for the Americans to rebuild their forces & win the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
 
Erected 2011 by Valcour Battle Chapter, Empire State Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 44° 36.319′ N, 73° 26.439′ W. Marker is in Town of Peru, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 9 north of Lapham Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is just north of the Valcour Inn and Conference Center. Marker is in this post office area: Peru NY 12972, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Jackson (here, next to this marker); Robert Platt Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sax House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Possession House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Blast Furnace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Friswell Patent (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gilliland Homestead (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gilliland Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Peru.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Lake Champlain and south end of Valcour Island image. Click for full size.
By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
2. Lake Champlain and south end of Valcour Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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