Fort Brown (3)

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Fort Brown (3) (1814-1815) - A U.S. Army eight gun earthworks redoubt started in 1814 during the War of 1812 by General George Izard 2nd U.S. Artillery in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York. Completed by Brigadier General Alexander Macomb in August 1814. Abandoned in 1815.

Fort Brown Marker
Fort Brown Plaque
Fort Brown Earthworks and Markers

Fort Brown History

An earthworks redoubt on the Saranac River used in Battle of Plattsburgh, had eight guns and four interior buildings. Completed in August 1814. This redoubt was one of three redoubts stretched between the Saranac River and Lake Champaign at Plattsburgh (Fort Brown (3), Fort Moreau and Fort Scott (4)). These redoubts were located on a larger post known as Cantonment Plattsburgh. All three were built after the first British attack in 1813 on Plattsburgh in anticipation of a second attack.

The second Battle of Plattsburgh was fought in and around Plattsburgh by both ground and naval forces on 11 Sep 1814. The British forces under Sir George Prevost attacked with a Naval force and 15,000 regular British troops. The American land forces under General Alexander Macomb and naval forces under Commodore Thomas Macgonough managed to overcome the British fleet and force the British Army back to Canada. This victory thwarted British plans to take New York City and to control Lake Champaign and helped to end the war three months later.

Current Status

Markers and part of the earthworks in Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York

Location: United States Ave., Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York.

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Lat: 44.6879926 Long: -73.4503302



Visited: 18 Jul 2012

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