The Americans' Last StandThe 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 holding back the British forces sweeping around them. The British, raked by direct fire from cannon mounted on Fort Tompkins, were unable to gain access to the fort. A furious bullet and bayonet fight continued through the windows of the barracks as the exhausted defenders began a pre-planned retreat to Fort Volunteer across the bay.
|Placed By||State of New York.|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 409605 N 4866925|
|Decimal Degrees||43.94990000, -76.12653333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 56.994', W 76° 7.592'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 56' 59.64" N, 76° 7' 35.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 505 Washington St, Watertown NY 13601, US|
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