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"Victory on Lake Champlain!...14,000 British myrmidons were defeated
and put to flight by 5,000Yankees
and Green-mountain Boys, on the memorable
Eleventh of Sep, 1814..."
This battle was the turning point in the War of 1812. Upon hearing of the defeat of the mighty British fleet in the bay, Lt. General Sir George Prevost abandoned his attempt to sever the new nation and fled into Canada. The fledgling United States navy had defeated the world's strongest naval power on Lake Champlain.
|Reproduced from the Vergennes,
Vermont Macdonough Centennial Program and The Centenary
of the Battle of Plattsburg (1914) .
Courtesy of the Floyd Harwood Collection
victory on Lake Champlain:
The Battle of Plattsburgh
Part I- Invasion-Click
September 1, 1814. The British cross the border into the United States.
|Part II- South through Chazy, Beekman's Town and Isle la Motte- Click HERE.|
September 1-4, 1814. The invasion army moves south from Champlain through Chazy and Beekman's Town.
|Part III-Culver's Hill, Halsey's Corners, and Dead Creek Bridge- Click HERE.|
September 5-6, 1814. Engagements at Culver's Hill, Halsey's Corners, and Dead Creek Bridge.
|Part IV- War in Plattsburgh, New York: September 6-11, 1814- Click HERE. |
September 6-11, 1814. The battles on land within Plattsburgh.
|Part V-A signal victory on Lake Champlain: September 11, 1814- Click HERE.|
September 11, 1814. Action on Cumberland Bay
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Other Battle of Plattsburgh links within America's Historic Lakes:
War of 1812 Broadside with music from Stan Ransom- The Connecticut Peddler
The Battle of Lake Champlain [a.k.a. Battle of Plattsburgh] The Story of an Eye-Witness, Retold by J.E. Tuttle
Reproduced from The Outlook, November 2, 1901
Click HERE to listen to Tom Ventiquattro and Dan Wills' wonderful recording of Dear Lucy- a love song about the Battle of Plattsburgh. As Tom writes- "Let us imagine that Commodore Macdonough wrote a love letter to his wife...immediately after the Battle of Plattsburgh... with the shock of cannon fire still ringing in his ears..." The song is reproduced courtesy of and copyright © 2005 Newbraugh Brothers Music .* Learn more about the artist here. Note: the music file is in Windows Media Format (.wma) and slightly over 600k in size. Users with slower connections may have to wait for a portion of the song to download before they hear anything. (Users of browsers other than Internet Explorer may not be able to play the song).
|Plight of the Confiance||The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay||Cumberland Head||Battle of Plattsburgh Bay|
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*"Dear Lucy" By Thomas Ventiquattro II (Tom 24) Published by permission.
© 2005 by Newbraugh Brothers Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved
Samples of recordings and more information about Tom and Dan can be found at http://www.cdbaby.com/ventiquattro .
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