Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks

Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks (HMW09)

Location: Plattsburgh, NY 12903 Clinton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 40.972', W 73° 26.869'

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Known as the Administration Building, this edifice stands at the apex of the parade ground and surrounding structures of Plattsburgh Barracks, an active U.S. Army post until 1944. It overlooks the site of the earthen fortification Fort Moreau which, flanked by similar Forts Brown and Scott, defined the American line during the pivotal Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.

Just to the southeast is the site of the "old" post which dates to 1814. Amidst rumors during the late 1880's that the post was to be abandoned, public pressure for an ongoing military presence is said to have strongly influenced the eventual construction of this permanent installation in 1893.

Herein were located the offices of the commander and his staff and, originally, the post mess hall. A marble tablet in the entryway honors men of the 21st Infantry Regiment who lost their lives in Cuba during the Spanish-American War

HM NumberHMW09
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 623008 N 4948893
Decimal Degrees44.68286667, -73.44781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 40.972', W 73° 26.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 40' 58.32" N, 73° 26' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh NY 12903, US
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