British Attack on Sackets Harbor

British Attack on Sackets Harbor (HM1FPR)

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

N 43° 56.822', W 76° 7.719'

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May 29, 1813

The British had two objectives in attacking the U.S. navy base at Sackets Harbor: destruction of the shipyard and gaining relief from the continued American military pressure on the Niagara frontier. With its navy base destroyed, the American fleet would be hard pressed to resupply the American troops stationed at Niagara for the summer campaign of 1813.

Once the British captured the navy yard, they planned to ship the supplies and ammunition back to their base in Kingston, Upper Canada, and to burn what remained. The Americans planned to slow the enemy approach until reinforcements arrived from the outlying villages. At the time of the attack, the majority of the American forces based at Sackets Harbor were attacking Fort George at the western end of Lake Ontario.
Marker Number2
Placed ByThe State of New York
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 409430 N 4866609
Decimal Degrees43.94703333, -76.12865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.822', W 76° 7.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 49.32" N, 76° 7' 43.14" 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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