Sacketts Harbor Forts
Sacketts Harbor Forts: 1812-1815, Jefferson County, Sacketts Harbor. Hastily prepared earthen works named Fort Volunteer were established at the start of the War of 1812 to defend the Northeast end of Sackets Harbor (East side of Black River Bay). A new set of breastworks and a blockhouse named Fort Pike was constructed adjacent followed by a string of fortifications defended the land side approach named Forts Kentucky, Virginia, Chauncey, and Stark. Also Fort Tompkins was on Lake Ontario at the lands end of Navy Point. Later, Volunteer and Pike became the nucleus of Madison Barracks. Proposed to become a village park in the near future.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
February 21, 2006