Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks
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. 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
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War 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 607 times since then. 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.