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, NY. On May 5th and 6th, 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 4th Street in the City of Oswego, NY. For more information on Fort Ontario or the walking tour event contact Paul Lear at (315) 343-4711, or email [email protected]