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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Visit to Sackets Harbor,NY

25 July 2012

Our visit today was for the purpose of touring Madison Barracks and the Sackets Harbor 1812 Battlefield. The town is off Hwy 3 just a few miles from the campground.

Sackets Harbor
Union Hotel Now a Discovery Museum

Marker for Hotel


 The war of 1812 Battlefield is located near the Visitor Center.Also the Navy Yard built in 1847 is adjacent to the Battlefield.
Lt's House Navy Yard 1847




Sackets Harbor 1812 Battlefield

Commandant's House 1847
Civil War Cannons Shipped to Navy Yard



DAR Monument to those lost on the Battlefield in 1812




Madison Barracks named after James Madison was built after the conclusion of the war of 1812 to house over 600 troops. It was closed in 1852-1861 then reopened as a training post for recruits. A fire in 1879 destroyed many of the buildings. During later years more buildings added making it a major field artillery garrison post. Previously on this site stood during the war of 1812 was Fort Tompkins. It is now a private community of homes, condos and apartments. Many of the original buildings are in need of restoration. The army closed the barracks in 1947 and personnel moved to Fort Drum,NY home to the 10th Mountain Division.


John's Dad was stationed at Fort Drum during the early 1930's. At that time it was called Pine Camp.


Sgt Jack Stanton 1932 Pine Camp,NY


Guardhouse Madison Barracks

Water Tower

Marker About Tower

Administration Building

Officers Quarters

Commander's House

Theater,Headquarters and Gym




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