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Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle

Washington, DC
Sunday, June 20, 2010

During the War of 1812,the British sent the largest foreign army ever to invade the United States to control Lake Champlain. Leading the small U.S. Navy, Thomas MacDonough defeated the British fleet at Plattsburgh in August 1814 and thereby frustrating their plans to capture upstate New York.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8:08pm (ET)

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