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Flint Hill Encampment 1812

 
 
Flint Hill Encampment 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
1. Flint Hill Encampment 1812 Marker
Inscription. The Army of the Frontier under General Alexander Smythe set up camp here at Granger's farm during the winter of 1812-1813 in anticipation of invading Canada. Nearly three hundred soldiers died there of camp disease. Farmers Daniel Chapin and Rowland Cotton were left to bury the dead in Granger's meadow, in present Delaware Park.
 
Erected 2000 by Parkside Community Association, Sisters Hospital Foundation, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 55.706′ N, 78° 51.055′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 5) and Humboldt Parkway, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is across from Sisters Hospital. Marker is at the north end of the overpass of the Scajaquada Expressway (NY 198). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2130 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 14 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erastus Granger (approx. 0.4 miles away); On This Day of May 30, 1991, The Semper Fidelis Post #356 (approx. 0.4 miles away); To Honor the Memory of Our Dead (approx. half a mile away); To Preserve the Memories
West on NY 5 - Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
2. West on NY 5 - Main Street
Compass southwest.
(approx. half a mile away); Mary Morris Burnett Talbert (approx. half a mile away); Forest Lawn Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Commemoration for African American Soldiers of the American Civil War (approx. half a mile away); Buffalo Zoo (approx. half a mile away); Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex (approx. half a mile away); An Architectural Treasure (approx. half a mile away); This Monument Honors the Soldiers and Sailors (approx. half a mile away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of Millard Fillmore (approx. 0.6 miles away); Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
 
Regarding Flint Hill Encampment 1812. At the end of the above list of nearby markers, see the related markers Flint Hill
East on NY 5 - Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
3. East on NY 5 - Main Street
Compass northeast.
Encampment and Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander Smyth - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Flint Hill Encampment 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2015
4. Flint Hill Encampment 1812 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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