MacDonough Desk

Made in Britain, this walnut desk belonged to Commodore Thomas MacDonough. His name is engraved on a brass plate on the lid.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0045
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

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

"The Battle Of Lake Champlain"

Date:
1884
Creator:
J.O. Davidson

It is indeed fortunate for the United States of America that the lake portion of this battle was won for us by Thomas MacDonough, as the land battle would surely have been lost if the order for a general attack had ever been given as we were greatly outnumbered on land, but only slightly outnumbered on the water. In this painting Davidson has depicted the American ships Ticonderoga, Preble, Eagle, and Saratoga II triumphing over the British vessels Confiance, Linnet, and smaller British galleys.

Location:
31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, New York, 12903
Identifier:
2011.456.0001
Institution:
Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and War of 1812 Museum
credits:
Courtesy, Julian O. Davidson