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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ogdensburg, New York
Location of Ogdensburg, New York
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This property has been
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m75717) HM|
In 1751, approximately 3,000 Iroquois lived in villages on both sides of the Oswegatchie River and the small islands in between, with the most influential families living in the three villages neighboring the fort. . . . — — Map (db m75900) HM|
| For thousands of years, First Nations People plied the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River as a route for migration, trade and warfare.
Following the region's earliest occupants were European
explorers, voyageurs and settlers. Sailing vessels . . . — — Map (db m153345) HM|
| The Attack On
On February 22, George Washington's birthday,
British forces, about 800 strong, launched their attack on
Ogdensburgh. Colonel "Red George” MeDonnell, who had
long argued that Ogdensburgh's American stronghold . . . — — Map (db m152859) HM|
In late July of 1812, a U.S. Army rifle company arrived on the Northern Border. It was commanded by Captain Benjamin Forsyth, "a big dashing daredevil from North Carolina," who had his own opinions on the way to wage a war. Along the Northern . . . — — Map (db m75732) HM|
War of the Rebellion
1861 • 1865
Town of Oswegatchie
[Dedicated August 23, 1905] — — Map (db m75669) WM|
In 1856, the City of Ogdensburg petitioned the U.S. Treasury Department to construct an imposing Federal building that would suitably reflect Ogdensburg's importance as northern New York's leading social and commercial center.
This structure . . . — — Map (db m75638) HM|
A Mission/Supply Base
Fort de la Présentation, used as a fortified mission by Father Abbé François Picquet, was built at the mouth of the Oswegatchie River in 1749 and 1750. Picquet intended to Christianize much of the native population, . . . — — Map (db m75750) HM|
This monument marks the site of
Fort la Présentation
erected in 1749 by
Abbé François Picquet
for the protection of his mission among
the Indians of the Five Nations.
The fort was occupied in 1760 by the British and evacuated . . . — — Map (db m75743) HM|
Father Abbé François Picquet and the American Indians moved to Isle Picquet after la Présentation was vacated. The English thought the settlement was a French village and burned it during the siege.
Fort Lévis on Isle Royale
August 1759 . . . — — Map (db m75754) HM|
This fort served a strategic role in the conduct of military campaigns that shaped our country.
A British Foothold in the St. Lawrence Valley
Fort de la Présentation was renamed Fort Oswegatchie by the British when they occupied the . . . — — Map (db m75838) HM|
In loving memory
— of —
Francis Findlay Hanbidge
1st Lieut. Medical Corps U.S.A.
Second Division A.E.F.
Died in the service
of his country
January 31st 1918
Age 31 years
His body rests in . . . — — Map (db m109981) HM WM|
Did Remington Live Here?
No. But he loved the St. Lawrence River and his wife lived here for a time after his death. He painted in his studio on an island in Chippewa Bay he called "Ingleneuk." The North Country, where he grew up and is . . . — — Map (db m75725) HM|
Dedicated to all those
who served and fought
in the Global War on
Nicholas J. "Nic" Sovie
U.S. Marines — — Map (db m75645) WM|
Dedicated by Hanbidge Post
No 69 American Legion
November 11, 1933
in memory of
Charles A. Groulx
Killed in France
July 5, 1918 — — Map (db m75643) HM WM|
On February 6, 1813, Captain Benjamin Forsyth learned from his spies and Canadian sympathizers that the British were holding a large number of Americans in the jail at Brockville. Repeated reports indicated that the Americans were being cruelly . . . — — Map (db m75740) HM|
Came here 1815
18 years County Judge
1839 - Congressman
1848 - NYS Senator
Promoted Women's Rights. — — Map (db m75636) HM|
[Honor Roll of Veterans]
Joseph Bushey POW • John Brabant KIA
Frank L. Casey KIA • Shaheen Ferris POW
Donald Haynes KIA — — Map (db m75647) WM|
|Brig. Gen. - 1865
1884 - NYS Assembly.
1891 - US Congress.
Against death penalty. Helped locate
State Hospital in the city. — — Map (db m152484) HM|
40th Sep. Co. N.G.N.Y.
Det 2, Co B, 2 Bn, 108 Inf — — Map (db m75652) HM WM|
We the People of Ogdensburg, N.Y.
dedicate this bench in honor of
Nicholas "Nic" Sovie USMC
July 28, 1985 - Feb. 17, 2006
who gave all for our country and
for our freedom — — Map (db m75651) WM|
| This old ship's anchor and chain and the dock on which it rests is forever dedicated to the memory of all residents of the North Country who sailed the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes since Ogdensburg has been a fort, village, city - 1749 - . . . — — Map (db m75668) HM|
By 1812, when war broke out along the border with Canada, Ogdensburgh, like other Northern bordertowns, saw little sense in Mr. Madison's War.
When Captain Benjamin Forsyth and General Jacob Brown arrived in the community, they discovered . . . — — Map (db m75742) HM|
George Hall and John C. Howard
The central part of this building was originally the Rosseel Mansion afterward converted into the summer residence of George C. Clark of New York City. In the year 1895 it became the . . . — — Map (db m75716) HM|
Northern Front American War planners ignored Ogdensburg as a way to choke off the British supply lines, instead focusing their attention and troops on grandiose invasions like General James Wilkinson's ill-fated march on Montreal, illustrated . . . — — Map (db m75734) HM|
SSG David Beaudin • SPC Steven Bogardus • 1LT Christopher Culpepper • SPC David Diazcastro • SPC Kurtis Epprecht • SPC John Ferguson • SSG Steven Gianelli • SGT Larry Gutierrez • SPC Daniel Holmes • SPC Anthony Lespinasse • SPC Michael Lucey • . . . — — Map (db m75666) WM|
SPC Michael Ames • PFC Timothy Amo • SPC Clay Armstrong • SSG David Beaudin • SGT Todd Brown • SPC Mark Burnham • SPC Matthew Chase • SGT Rodney Chase • SPC Kevin Coleman • SPC Christopher Curran • SPC Raymond Curtis • SPC Frank Cushing • SGT . . . — — Map (db m75667) WM|
[Honor Roll of Veterans] — — Map (db m75649) WM|
| Railroads Come to the North Country
"Canadian lumber, livestock, silk, raw silk, silk goods, American coal, Oriental
and merchandise provided much of the material transferred.” - Rails Across The River, By Ted Rafuse
Near this . . . — — Map (db m153278) HM|
This old mansion built in 1810
by David Parish was remodeled in
in memory of Frederic Remington
George Hall and John C. Howard — — Map (db m75724) HM|
In memory of the
American Revolution — — Map (db m75641) HM|
| Sheriff Joseph York's Stand
After the British captured Captain Giles Kellogg's artillery position, only St. Lawrence County Sheriff Joseph York stood between the British forces and their
capture of Ogdensburgh.
Unfortunately, the . . . — — Map (db m152883) HM|
| The Attack On The Village
Colonel "Red George” McDonnell had not reckoned with the gallantry of Ogdensburgh's militia when he led his forces into the village.
While a separate force attacked Forsyth's forces on Lighthouse Point, . . . — — Map (db m152879) HM|
February 22, 1813
British Lieutenant Colonel "Red" George Macdonnell led a force of about 650 soldiers and artillery across the ice to attack the American garrison at Ogdensburg commanded by Captain Benjamin Forsyth. Macdonnell moved to put . . . — — Map (db m75895) HM|
All Veterans — — Map (db m110027) WM|
This Hallowed Ground is
dedicated to the memory of
all Veterans of
the United States
Armed Forces — — Map (db m110063) WM|
Private Isaac Plumb • Private John Lyon
Private David Ford • Private Seth Ranney
Private James Battel
Captain & Quartermaster David Judson
Clerk & Quartermaster Nathan Ford — — Map (db m110024) WM|
| . . . — — Map (db m75648) WM|
|7,000 US forces came ashore near here. November 6 1813. Left vessels to march around Ogdensburg. Local residents assisted in moving supplies. — — Map (db m78332) HM|
Even though the Patriots only numbered about 180 in the windmill, Ogdensburg was home to a host of sympathizers, many of whom were prevented by the American infantry from joining or supplying their comrades. But many of the most vocal and active . . . — — Map (db m75729) HM|
In Honor Of
the Ogdensburg Heroes
of World War II
who made the supreme sacrifice
[Roll of Honored Dead] — — Map (db m75644) HM|
In memory of
all World War I
Veterans — — Map (db m75642) WM|
Dedicated to the memory
Veterans — — Map (db m110025) WM|