Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge

Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge (HM1IW2)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14207 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 56.239', W 78° 53.345'

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War of 1812

War of 1812 Battle of Scajaquada Creek Bridge —— · · · ——
On August 3, 1814, 600 men under British Lt. Col. John Tucker, designing to capture troops and supplies at Black Rock and Buffalo, crossed the Niagara River to Squaw Island. 600 more men followed. In defense, U.S. Maj. Lodowick Morgan, with 240 Riflemen, removed planking from the wooden bridge spanning this creek. With a battery on the south shore, Morgan's troops bravely repelled three British attempts to repair the bridge and cross the creek. Despite a 5:1 disadvantage in manpower, Morgan (ultimately) forced the British into retreating back to Canada.
HM NumberHM1IW2
Year Placed2011
Placed ByBlack Rock Heritage Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672235 N 4756015
Decimal Degrees42.93731667, -78.88908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.239', W 78° 53.345'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 14.34" N, 78° 53' 20.7" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 883-897 Grant St, Buffalo NY 14207, US
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