— Citizen of Madison and Hero of War of 1812 —Commissioned in 1809 by U.S. President Madison, Frederick Lee served in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service until 1829, providing security for the New Haven port and protection of American Ships on Long Island Sound. On October 10, 1814, while the East Coast was under a British Navy blockade, Capt. Lee was called to protect an American vessel engaged in trade out of New Haven. When the British brig HMS Dispatch intervened, the Eagle was forced to go around on the south shore of Long Island where from a steep bluff the crew held off the British overnight. In the morning the British returned to capture the smaller, crippled Eagle, without taking Lee and his men. Lee praised his officers, crew and volunteers for having "done their duty as becomes American Sailors".
|Placed By||U.S. Daughters of 1812|
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 700882 N 4572491|
|Decimal Degrees||41.27888333, -72.60138333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 16.733', W 72° 36.083'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 16' 43.98" N, 72° 36' 4.98" W|
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|Area Code(s)||203, 860|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 547-567 Boston Post Rd, Madison CT 06443, US|
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