Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
British Attack on Sackets Harbor
May 29, 1813
Once the British captured the navy yard, they planned to ship the supplies and ammunition back to their base in Kingston, Upper Canada, and to burn what remained. The Americans planned to slow the enemy approach until reinforcements arrived from the outlying villages. At the time of the attack, the majority of the American forces based at Sackets Harbor were attacking Fort George at the western end of Lake Ontario.
Erected by the State of New York. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 43° 56.822′ N, 76° 7.719′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Street west 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 near the site of Fort Kentucky where the British assault
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Observation Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The British Advance is Halted (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Landing Area (about 400 feet away); Fort Kentucky (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. 0.2 miles 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 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.