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Fort Tompkins (1)

interior fort tompkins

fort tompkins blockhouse

Fort Tompkins (4): 1814, Clinton County, Plattsburgh. After the British defeat at the battle of Plattsburgh, two additional forts were added near Forts Brown, Moreau, and Scott. Fort Tompkins, likely named for Governor Daniel D. Tompkins, was constructed South West of Brown and contained three cannons. Fort Gains was added between Tompkins and the lake which created a pentagon shaped complex which was later connected with curtain walls. See Plattsburgh Battle Fortsfor Map and Story.

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: February 24, 2006
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