During the Battle of Plattsburg the Americans under Alexander Macomb were badly outnumbered but had the support of a US fleet under Thomas Macdonough. American victory just prior to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent secured Lake Champlain territory claims, but nearly 300 men had died and just as many were wounded. The American's were left to bury the dead at Riverside Cemetery, where many men were buried side by side with British troops.
Latitude: 44.691204 Longitude: -73.459865 Elevation: 160 ft
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- Explore the Turning Point Trail: The 1777 Campaign of Major General John Burgoyne
- Northern Reaches of Lake Champlain: An Interpretive Guide to the Borderlands of Lakes to Locks Passage
- Waterways of War: The French & Indian War
- Waterways of War: The War of 1812
- Waterways of War: Turning Point of the American Revolution
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Regional History, American History, European History, Religious History, Culinary Arts.