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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sackets Harbor, New York

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1New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 1913 Centennial Monument — The Battlefield of Sackets Harbor
In Memory of the officers and men who served on this frontier during the War of 1812, and to mark the Battlefield of Sackets Harbor May 29, 1813. This monument is erected by the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812, . . . Map (db m75690) WM
2New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 6 — American Dragoon Commander Wounded
Lieutenant Colonel Electus Backus, leader of the U.S. Light Dragoons, was commanding officer before General Jacob Brown assumed the post. While holding the line of defense with his dragoons from the nearby drainage ditch, Backus was wounded and . . . Map (db m75790) HM
3New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Battle of York Memorial
To Brig Gen Z.M. Pike U.S.A. And   Officers Killed   Battle Of York Upper Canada April 27th 1813Map (db m109206) WM
4New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Blockhouse
Erected in 1812 for defense against the British attack Stone house the Tisdale Homestead erected 1819Map (db m70480) HM
5New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 2 — British Attack on Sackets Harbor — May 29, 1813
The British had two objectives in attacking the U.S. navy base at Sackets Harbor: destruction of the shipyard and gaining relief from the continued American military pressure on the Niagara frontier. With its navy base destroyed, the American fleet . . . Map (db m75890) HM
6New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Carrying Cable Route
Route traveled by the men who carried the four-ton cable for the ship "Superior" twenty miles from Sandy Creek Battlefield to Sackets Harbor in June 1814.Map (db m86204) HM
7New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Dedicated to the Men and Women
Dedicated to the Men and Women of the Community of Sackets Harbor who served their country World War I & IIMap (db m75766) WM
8New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 7 — Fight for the Cantonment Area — The Americans' Last Stand
The Americans suffered heavy losses and were ordered to retire and form a new defense line at their wooden barracks. it was here that some of the most intense hand-to-hand combat occurred. The U.S. regulars were trapped in their rooms stubbornly . . . Map (db m75774) HM
9New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Chauncey
War Of 1812 Named For Commodore Isaac ChaunceyMap (db m70478) HM
10New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Kentucky
War of 1812 Fort Kentucky aka "Mud Fort" earthen redoubt constructed ca. 1814 on the northwestern flank of the American defense systemMap (db m75679) HM
11New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Pike
Fort Pike Behind These Breastworks Was Blockhouse Erected by Americans for Defense Against British - War of 1812Map (db m86076) HM
12New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Pike — Defending the Harbor
General Pike's Death This fort was named after General Zebulon Pike, who launched his forces from here to attack York (Toronto). Though the Americans won the battle, General Pike was killed by debris from an exploding magazine. His . . . Map (db m86170) HM
13New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Tompkins
War of 1812 Fort Tompkins on Navy Point Named for Governor Tompkins Garrisoned by U.S. Sailors and Marines.Map (db m75676) HM
14New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 8 — Fort Tompkins — Principal American Defense
Fort Tompkins commanded the approach to the harbor where the American fleet was under construction. It was built on ground that had been elevated by a system of wooden cribs filled with stone. The fort was armed with 20 cannon behind an earthen . . . Map (db m75784) HM
15New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Virginia
War of 1812 Armed with 16 GunsMap (db m70479) HM
16New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Fort Volunteer
Fort Volunteer War Of 1812 Built By Revolutionary Veterans Without PayMap (db m109151) WM
17New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Home of Dr. Samuel Guthrie
Home Of Dr. Samuel Guthrie Born 1782 – Died 1848 Discovered Chloroform, 1831 Invented Percussion Caps Surgeon In War Of 1812Map (db m109168) HM
18New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Horse Island
Horse Island plays a role in the story of Sackets Harbor, both past an present. From its part in the War of 1812, to its lighthouse and water fowl habitat, the island is a key component of the community. During the War of 1812, the Albany . . . Map (db m75794) HM
19New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — In Memory of Our Comrades — 1917 Honor Roll 1918
In Memory of Our Comrades Who Sacrificed Their Lives During The World War Majors Daly R. Gass - John Stoddart Captains Arthur E. Allyn, Jr. - John C. Phelps James F. Cooper, Jr. - Lawrence H. Platt . . . Map (db m86651) WM
20New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Madison Barracks — 1812 - 1946 — Birthplace of Fort Drum —
The first permanent U.S. military encampment in the North Country was established at Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812, to protect this valuable location. Sackets Harbor was formally established in 1815 as a U.S. Army installation and . . . Map (db m109163) HM
21New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot
To support the British military effort during the War of 1812, New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot marched 700 miles from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, in present day Ontario, during the winter of 1813. The Regiment then . . . Map (db m75686) HM
22New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Ninth U.S. Infantry Memorial
Erected by Le Ray De Chaumont Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution In Memory Of The Gallant Officers and Men of the Ninth U.S. Infantry Who Lost Their Lives During The Campaigns In Cuba, China and the Phillippines 1898 — . . . Map (db m110099) WM
23New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Polo Field
Polo Field After the arrival of the Seventh Field Artillery in September, 1922, Madison Barracks became well known for it’s horse activities. In 1922, Army Olympic Try-outs were held at the post. During the next three years two officers’ polo teams . . . Map (db m109167) HM
24New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — President James Monroe
President James Monroe Was Greeted By Survivors Of Revolution At This Bridge August 4, 1817. Saluted With 19 Guns At Arrival In Village.Map (db m109150) HM
25New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackets Harbor — Built on War of 1812 Heritage — Maritime Heritage —
A Strategic Place The shelter offered by Sackets Harbor made this an attractive place to base the U.S. Navy fleet. The growth patterns set at the time the military facilities were built are responsible for the layout of the village . . . Map (db m75735) HM
26New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackets Harbor - Fall 1814 — A Fortified Naval Base — War of 1812 —
Focus On Defense Before the War of 1812 Sackets Harbor had no defenses. By the fall of 1814, the combined efforts of the Army, Navy, Marines, and militia had created one of the most heavily fortified sites in North America. . . . Map (db m75767) HM
27New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery Memorial
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their All So That We Could Have a Tomorrow. We Are Here Because They Are Here. May They Rest In Peace.Map (db m109204) HM
28New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackets Harbor Shipbuilding — A Race for Naval Superiority — Maritime Heritage —
Sackets Harbor During the War of 1812 Sackets Harbor was the most active naval station in the United States. The U.S. and British navies were engaged in a shipbuilding competition for control of lake Ontario. Tremendous effort and . . . Map (db m75748) HM
29New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Peace Garden — Dedication: June 16, 2012
Sackets Harbor War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden This War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden helps link our Main Street's landscaped greenway to the nationally significant War of 1812 battlegrounds at the west end of the street overlooking . . . Map (db m143187) HM
30New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Sackett Mansion
Built by Col. Augustus Sackett 1801-1802. Used as a hospital in War of 1812Map (db m70481) HM
31New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Semper Fidelis
SGT Terrance John Lawler Wounded Vietnam Warrior, 2 Purple Hearts 1964   1968 September 29, 1946 — May 30, 2017 “Don’t take life too seriously you’ll never make it out alive anyway”Map (db m109166) WM
32New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon
Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon Length: 10.4 feet - Wieight: About 6,500 pounds Bore diameter: 6.5 inches - Range: 1,900 yards at 5° elevation This 1960s reproduction of a War of 1812, 32-pounder cannon . . . Map (db m75713) HM
33New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon
Smoothbore Muzzle Loader Cannon Length: 9.3 feet - Wieight: About 3,800 pounds Bore diameter: 4.6 inches - Range: 1,500 yards at 5° elevation In 1961, this War of 1812 era, 12-pounder British long gun was . . . Map (db m75789) HM
34New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Soldiers Memorial
Sergeant John Darlington Private Fred D. Petit Private Benjamin Wilson Company A 9th Infantry Drowned Near Madison Bks. N.Y. December 11, 1888 Erected By Their ComradesMap (db m109232) WM
35New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 5 — The British Advance is Halted — For An Hour
Near here, members of the U.S. Army's 9th, 21st, and 23rd Infantry, along with 313 light dragoons, and the Albany Volunteers were positioned in a drainage ditch to defend the approach to fort Tompkins. They held this position for over an hour until . . . Map (db m75796) HM
36New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 4 — The British Observation Point
The leading British officers halted on a hill just west of here to inspect the American defenses, rest their men, and issue fresh ammunition for the third and final assault on the thinly held American line. As the British advanced on the navy . . . Map (db m75831) HM
37New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 9 — The British Withdrawal
As the fighting continued around the barracks, the British flanking column fought its way through the village and past the navy yard to the palisades surrounding Fort Tompkins, blocking the Americans' planned route of retreat to Fort Volunteer. . . . Map (db m75693) HM
38New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — 3 — The Landing Area
The American garrison had ample warning of the British attack. Before dawn, British and Canadian forces had landed on Horse Island and had pushed the American troops back to the opposite shore despite fire coming from Fort Tompkins, the Albany . . . Map (db m179875) HM
39New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Union Hotel — April 1817
Built by Frederic White 1st Masonic Lodge Jefferson Co. Ontario Lodge formed April 4, 1805 Athol Lodge formed 1818 Sackets Lodge formed 1848Map (db m70482) HM
40New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — War of 1812 Unknown Soldiers Memorial
Erected to the Memory of Unknown United States Soldiers and Sailors Killed In Action or Dying of Wounds in This Vicinity During the War of 1812Map (db m109205) WM
41New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the memory of those American fighting men who lost their lives in the War of 1812 on this northern frontier. These grounds were made hallowed when the remains of more than 200 soldiers, unknown but for their deeds, . . . Map (db m86168) WM
42New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — War of 1812, Burial Grounds
War of 1812 Burial Grounds ———————— Sacred to the memory of United States soldiers who died serving their country on this northern frontier from 1812-1818. . . . Map (db m86169) WM
43New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Water Tower Observation Tower
Water Tower Observation Tower In 1892, a complete system for the supply of pure water, with a steel tank encased in a stone tower, was installed. This was connected to a pump station two miles away drawing water from Lake Ontario. Prior to the . . . Map (db m109164) HM
44New York (Jefferson County), Sackets Harbor — Welcome to Sackets Harbor Battlefield — State Historic Site
A. Commandant's House (built 1847-50) interprets period 1850-61, open to the public B. Well House (built 1851, reconstructed 1987) C. Site of Root House D. Site of Fort Tompkins . . . Map (db m75770) HM
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Jun. 30, 2022