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.