On Sunday, 6 October 2019, members of the Quassaick Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, partnered with the Salisbury Mills Fire Company, and Linda Standish, Village Historian for Washingtonville, to clean and preserve the historic Soldiers’ Monument in Salisbury Mills, Orange County, at the corner of Clove and Orrs Mills Roads. [Read more…] about Salisbury Mills Soldiers’ Monument Gets Cleaning
War of 1812
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site has announced Slavery, Freemen, the War of 1812, and A House Divided, has been set for Saturday July 6, 2019 at 1 pm.
Attendees will have the opportunity to discover the story of slavery in New York State prior to the Revolutionary War, learn about African-American men serving at Sackets Harbor on combat ships in the War of 1812, and visit the historic site commandant’s house, home of a Southern-born Navy officer on the eve of the Civil War. [Read more…] about Slavery, Freemen, the War of 1812, and A House Divided
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced it acquired a historically significant site of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces.
The 24-acre property on Horse Island will become part of Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Jefferson County. [Read more…] about NY State Parks Protects War of 1812 Battlefield Site
This week on The Historians Podcast, Sue Ingalls Finan discusses her historical novel The Cards Don’t Lie The book is based on real-life accounts of women during the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. The victory of General Andrew Jackson’s American forces over the British at New Orleans effectively ended the War of 1812. [Read more…] about Women in the Battle of New Orleans
African-American US Navy War of 1812 Veteran Julius Terry is set to be honored at the Lakeside Cemetery in Sackets Harbor, NY on Saturday September 29, 2018. The dedication of his new grave marker will be at 10 am, in the cemetery adjacent to Military Road.
African-Americans made up approximately twenty-five per cent of the US Navy during the War of 1812. In July 1813, Commodore Isaac Chauncey reported “nearly 50 blacks” on board his flagship the General Pike, 15% of the crew. The schooner Scourge had an all-black gun crew, roughly 20% of the ship’s crew. By autumn 1814 possibly 450 African-Americans served in the Navy at Sackets Harbor. [Read more…] about African-American War of 1812 Veteran Being Honored
The Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, in partnership with The Living History Education Foundation has announced a Military Reenactment Day set for Sunday, August 26 from 11 am to 4 pm.
On the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, directly overlooking the Hudson River and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, military reenactors will set up encampments from the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, and World Wars. They demonstrate camp life with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills. [Read more…] about Military Reenactment Day at Boscobel, Garrison, NY
Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Park, 504 W Main St, Sackets Harbor, has announced a Past and Present event, comparing the War of 1812 and present military equipment, on Saturday August 4th, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
Attendees can learn about life during the War of 1812 at Sackets Harbor and compare a War of 1812-style 3-pounder cannon to a modern US Army 105mm howitzer cannon. [Read more…] about Military on the Northern Frontier: Past and Present
A talk on the Battle of New Orleans has been set for Thursday, July 26th at 7 pm at Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 04 W Main St, Sackets Harbor.
The Battle of New Orleans, a well-known battle of the War of 1812, is enshrouded in mythology. In this free public lecture, historian and author Donald Hickey examines the leading myths of the battle. He explains where the myths came from and why they are so durable. [Read more…] about Battle of New Orleans Talk at Sackets Harbor Historic Site
The Quassaick Chapter, NSDAR, and the Moffat Library of Washingtonville, NY, both located in Orange County, recently completed a year-long project to preserve and digitize a set of four letters belonging to the Caldwell family of Blooming Grove from the War of 1812 era.
The library has other letters from the family that had been previously transcribed by the Blooming Grove Town Historian, but these are the first letters to be digitized and put online for public view. [Read more…] about Caldwell Letters From War of 1812 Now Online
Sackets Harbor‘s role in the War of 1812 began a long relationship between the community and the military that continues today. During that war, the massive influx of forces challenged all aspects of daily life. After the war, the village accepted the Army’s decision to create a new home Madison Barracks.
Today, with the Army’s nearby Ft. Drum military reservation, soldiers and civilian employees continue to call the village and surrounding town their home. [Read more…] about Military Hospitality At Sackets Harbor