“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks

Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 17, 2011
1. Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Known as the Administration Building, this edifice stands at the apex of the parade ground and surrounding structures of Plattsburgh Barracks, an active U.S. Army post until 1944. It overlooks the site of the earthen fortification Fort Moreau which, flanked by similar Forts Brown and Scott, defined the American line during the pivotal Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

Just to the southeast is the site of the "old" post which dates to 1814. Amidst rumors during the late 1880's that the post was to be abandoned, public pressure for an ongoing military presence is said to have strongly influenced the eventual construction of this permanent installation in 1893.

Herein were located the offices of the commander and his staff and, originally, the post mess hall. A marble tablet in the entryway honors men of the 21st Infantry Regiment who lost their lives in Cuba during the Spanish-American War
Location. 44° 40.972′ N, 73° 26.869′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on U.S. Oval just from Ohio Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.

Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 17, 2011
2. Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troop Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park (about 500 feet away); Afghanistan and Iraq/ Plattsburgh Barracks Monument (about 500 feet away); B-47 Strato-Jet Bomber Memorial (about 500 feet away); 24 Pounder Cannon (about 600 feet away); War of 1812 Trail (about 600 feet away); FB-111A Strategic Bomber (about 600 feet away); The Remarkable One-Armed Joe Forkey (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Joe Harness of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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