Commodore Thomas MacDonough

Creator:
Gilbert Stuart

This painting depicts Commodore Thomas MacDonough, the American commander during the Battle of Plattsburgh. Under MacDonough, the American ships stopped the British naval advance, and forced the British ships to retreat to Canadian waters.

Description (physical):

Oil on canvas

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0002
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum

Congressional Gold Medals

Date:
C. 1814

These medals were awarded for the 'Signal Victory' on September 11, 1814 during the Battle of Plattsburgh. The medals honor American naval officers Thomas MacDonough, Alexander Macomb, Robert Henley, and Stephen Cassin.

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0005
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum