Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The British Observation Point
As the British advanced on the navy yard, they captured the Albany Volunteers' field artillery. Their lack of an artillery crew on shore, however, prevented the British from taking the American fort and blockhouses. There was general firing along the line as British troops collided with the American dragoons. The Americans fought for every yard, falling back slowly toward toward Fort Tompkins and the navy yard.
Farming and Cottages
Since the War of 1812, the battlefield at Sackets Harbor has been used as farmland, has served as a tank farm, and has been divided into residential building lots.
Erected by the State of New York. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 43° 56.806′ N, 76° 7.761′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street east of Ontario Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Park, along the walking path that leads from the battlefield to
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Attack on Sackets Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Kentucky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British Advance is Halted (about 400 feet away); American Dragoon Commander Wounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Sackets Harbor Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.