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Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Volunteer

 
 
Fort Volunteer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
1. Fort Volunteer Marker
Inscription.
Fort Volunteer
War Of 1812
Built By Revolutionary
Veterans Without Pay

 
Erected 1939 by State of New York Education Department.
 
Location. 43° 57.111′ N, 76° 6.791′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Backus Road and Pike Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along the walkway along the remaining earthworks of Fort Pike, next to Lake Ontario. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Pike (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Pike (a few steps from this marker); War of 1812, Burial Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Barracks (about 500 feet away); Water Tower Observation Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Our Comrades (approx. 0.2 miles away); Semper Fidelis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
 
Regarding Fort Volunteer. After the Second Battle of Sackets
Fort Volunteer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
2. Fort Volunteer Marker
Harbor on May 29, 1813, Fort Volunteer was rebuilt and connected by earthworks with Forts Virginia and Stark. Fort Volunteer was renamed Fort Pike. Sackets Harbor was not attacked again durig the War or 1812.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sackets Harbor Forts, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site. (Submitted on October 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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