Bicentennial Walking Tour of the 1814 Battle of Oswego Announced

oswegocountytoday.com

May 1, 2014

OSWEGO, NY – On May 10, Superintendent Paul Lear will lead a walking tour of the 1814 Battle of Oswego at Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

The tour will begin at 1:45 p.m. at the tunnel entrance of the old stone fort.

Attack on Oswego – From an Old Print: Benson Lossing’s Fieldbook of the War of 1812.

It is free and open to the public.

Appropriate footwear and clothing for cooler and windier conditions along the lake are recommended.

Lake Ontario was the main theatre of action during the War of 1812 and Oswego was an important forwarding point on the waterborne supply route from New York City to the US Navy shipyard and port at Sackets Harbor.

On May 5 and 6, 1814, a British amphibious force from Kingston, Ontario, attacked and captured Fort Ontario and Oswego after a two-day battle.

During the walking tour event, Lear will discuss the individuals and units involved, what actions they took, and the results of the battle.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site is located at the north end of East Fourth Street in the city of Oswego.

For more information on Fort Ontario or the walking tour event, contact Lear at (315) 343-4711 or email Paul.Lear@parks.ny.gov

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