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Related Historical MarkersMarkers in Fort Covington, NY, formerly French Mills, to where American forces retreated.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
War of 1812 Marker
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| War of 1812 Site of winter quarters of General Wilkinson's Army after defeat at Chrysler's Field in War of 1812. — — Map (db m79273) HM WM|
| On this site was built in 1812 a blockhouse used to shelter sick and wounded after the retreat from Chryslers Field in 1813 — — Map (db m79370) HM WM|
| War of 1812 On this site, a former hotel, was held the funeral of Brig. Gen'l. Leonard Covington, a casualty of the Battle of Chrysler's Field. — — Map (db m79369) HM WM|
|First named French Mills in the 1790's by immigrant settlers who came from lower Canada to work in the Robertson and Buchanan Mills on the Salmon River. In 1817 it was renamed Fort Covington in honor of Brigadier General Leonard Covington, who died . . . — — Map (db m79371) HM WM|
| Fort Covington, New York First called "French Mills". In 1812 changed to its present name in honor of Brig. Gen'l. Leonard Covington who lost his life in the War of 1812. — — Map (db m79372) HM|