The ADIX 6076 in Adirondack Scenic Railroad Yard in Lake Placid

The ADIX 6076 in Adirondack Scenic Railroad Yard in Lake Placid

Valcour Battle Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

A commemorative marker placed by the DAR in marking
the Battle of Valcour
The Champlain Valley was a hotbed of colonial conflict, seeing many armies passing through its storied shores in the 16, 17 and 1800's.

The French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 all saw pivotal actions on its waters and along the shores.

Most notable, during the American Revolution was the Battle of Vaclour that took place on October 11, 1776. This important action, and the campaign leading up to it, prevented a British advance South until the next campaign. By delaying the British forces for another year, and better prepared American force met General Sir John Burgoyne on the fields around Saratoga, NY and help steer the course of the War for American Independence.

I am a big advocate of local history and the lake and the railroad go hand in hand through the Industrial Revolution and I find it fascinating how close everything becomes.

I am also a Sons of the American Revolution Member and active in our local chapter:

The Valcour Battle Chapter.

Find us online at

http://valcourbattlechapter-sar.bravesites.com/

and on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ValcourBattleSAR/

Chapter members at a grave marking ceremony at the
Peru Blockhouse cemetery on October 11, 2016