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In 1813 British and British Canadian troops invaded Sackets Harbor when the U.S. commander left the area to assist in the Niagara peninsula.
“Here in this area both sides were trying to control the Lake and particularly the St. Lawrence River. The route of communication across the Atlantic to Europe,” said Barone.
The U-S won that battle, but not without hundreds of casualties on both sides. Despite reenactment of battle, the event is about peace. There was a dedication of a monument which honored the 104th Regiment of Foot. The soldiers in that regiment were from New Brunswick, a British Colony back then, but now a Canadian province.