On September 26, 1812

On September 26, 1812 (HM27LS)

Location: Dunkirk, NY 14048 Chautauqua County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 29.64', W 79° 21.231'

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On September 26, 1812 and from this site, some of the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired by local militia at armed soldiers from the British schooner Lady Provost. When a small boat carrying the soldiers from the British ship was sighted rowing in pursuit of an American salt barge that had taken refuge at the mouth of Canadaway Creek, local citizen Celea Sampson "Widow" Cole rode her horse to the settlement of Canadaway (Fredonia) to secure reinforcements. Recognized as a War of 1812 heroine for her efforts to spread the alarm, the Widow Cole reportedly also carried food and water to the militiamen and melted her pewter dishes to make bullets for their use during the attack.
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HM NumberHM27LS
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe National Society United States Daughters of 1812, State of New York Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 635272 N 4705939
Decimal Degrees42.49400000, -79.35385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 29.64', W 79° 21.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 29' 38.4" N, 79° 21' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Point Dr N, Dunkirk NY 14048, US
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