Town of Porter
Map Site 4: Fox Point Battery

Located on River Road in the Hollow. This Battery, on the bank of the river to the west, was the fifth in a series batteries extending south from Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.

Fox Point was the first Battery that the British encountered on the River Road in their march to Fort Niagara. In May of 1813, the Battery was under the command of a Capt. Gates and contained two 12 pounder guns. On the morning of December 19, 1813, they easily commandeered this Battery and killed the soldiers who were at a nearby house trying to keep warm. The British then burnt the small village of Youngstown that contained about eight buildings clustered near the intersection of Main and Lockport Streets and at the waterfront.



 

 

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