Plans set for Battle of Plattsburgh bicentennial; key War of 1812 clash fought on land, water

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 10, 2014 – 2:50 pm EDT


 

PLATTSBURGH, New York — Seventeen days of events are planned for late summer when Plattsburgh commemorates the 200th anniversary of a pivotal battle fought during the War of 1812.

The Press Republican of Plattsburgh reports (http://bit.ly/1uJv4DD ) that the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee unveiled its plans earlier this week. The events start in late August and run through the second week of September throughout Clinton County, located on Lake Champlain’s western shore in northeastern New York.

Plattsburgh’s annual battle commemorations typically draw about 15,000 people, but organizers are hoping for more than 20,000 for this year’s events.

The celebration begins Aug. 29 and ends Sept. 14. Events will include battle re-enactments, a parade and concerts.

American land and naval forces defeated an invading British army and fleet at Plattsburgh on Sept. 11, 1814.

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