The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay

The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (HM26AP)

Location: Burlington, VT 05401 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 28.557', W 73° 13.295'

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11 September 1812

The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay
11 September 1812

During the War of 1812, the British again attempted to use Lake Champlain as an invasion route into the United States. Both American and British naval commands constructed large vessels in an effort to gain superiority for the impending battle. That date came on 11 September when a British fleet rounded Cumberland Head and engaged the anchored American line.
The bloody contest lasted for more than two hours. American Commodore Thomas MacDonough's superior battle position and ability to turn his fleet at anchor and present a fresh broadside lead to a decisive American victory.

When the British fleet surrendered, British land forces realized their efforts to invade the United States had failed and returned to Canada. The Treaty of Ghent negotiated a close to the war three months later.

"The defeat at Plattsburgh crippled the British advance and was the most decisive engagement of the war."
Winston Churchill, British statesman
HM NumberHM26AP
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 641438 N 4926275
Decimal Degrees44.47595000, -73.22158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.557', W 73° 13.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 33.42" N, 73° 13' 17.7" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 College St, Burlington VT 05401, US
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