The British Observation Point

The British Observation Point (HM1FO5)

Location: Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 56.806', W 76° 7.761'

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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 yard, they captured the Albany Volunteers' field artillery. Their lack of an artillery crew on shore, however, prevented the British from taking the American fort and blockhouses. There was general firing along the line as British troops collided with the American dragoons. The Americans fought for every yard, falling back slowly toward toward Fort Tompkins and the navy yard.

Farming and Cottages

Since the War of 1812, the battlefield at Sackets Harbor has been used as farmland, has served as a tank farm, and has been divided into residential building lots.
HM NumberHM1FO5
Marker Number4
Placed ByThe State of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 409374 N 4866580
Decimal Degrees43.94676667, -76.12935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.806', W 76° 7.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 48.36" N, 76° 7' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 249 Hill St, Sackets Harbor NY 13685, US
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