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  1. When the British received news that many of the American ships and soldiers had left port to attack a British fort, leaving Sackets Harbor vulnerable, they seized the chance to strike. Gen. Sir George Prevost, Governor General of Canada, personally took command of the raiding party. He hastily assembled a half-dozen ships, 900 British and ...

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      Located on the banks of Lake Ontario, few battlefields can...

  2. The First Battle of Sacket's Harbor (also spelled as Sackett's) [1] was fought on July 19, 1812, between the United States and the British Empire; it was the first engagement of the war between these forces. It resulted in American forces repelling the attack on the village and its important shipbuilding yard, where 12 warships were built for ...

    • July 19, 1812
    • American victory
    • Sackets Harbor, New York
  3. Leading up to the 29 May 1813 Battle of Sackets Harbor was the American defensive posture based on the assumption that the British would have to disembark from their vessels on Horse Island, just one mile west of the harbor, and traverse the approximately 300 yards long submerged narrow causeway of boulders, lake-worn stones and sand, that ...

  4. The First Battle of Sackets Harbor 19 July 1812 began hostilities at the harbor, but the Second Battle 29 May 1813 became significant when British-Canadian forces landed at Horse Island and advanced on the mainland hoping to secure military supplies and destroy a warship under construction.

  5. The Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor, or simply the Battle of Sacket's Harbor, took place on 29 May 1813, during the War of 1812. A British force was transported across Lake Ontario and attempted to capture the town, which was the principal dockyard and base for the American naval squadron on the lake. Twelve warships were built here.

  6. The battlefield designation includes the 24-acre Horse Island, the site of some British action during the Second Battle of Sacket's Harbor. In July 2017, the Civil War Trust (now the American Battlefield Trust ) announced that it had acquired the island for preservation, under the first grant in the United States made for a War of 1812 site by ...

  7. Located on the banks of Lake Ontario, few battlefields can rival the waterfront vistas of Sackets Harbor. New York’s Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site protects the War of 1812 battlefield and educates the public about the site’s 19th Century role in defending the United States through exhibits, outdoor signs, guided and self-guided tours, and a restored 1850's Navy Yard and ...

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