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Encyclopedia > Fort Schlosser

Fort Schlosser was a fortification built in Western New York in the USA around 1860 by the colonial British forces. It was occupied by American troops at the start of the War of 1812, but was captured in 1813. The fort was located near Niagara Falls in what is now Niagara County, New York. State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ... The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1808 Seat Lockport Area  - Total  - Water 2,952 km² (1,140 mi²) 1,598 km² (617 mi²) 54. ...


if it was built in 1860 how was it in the war of 1812


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Fort Schlosser- NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center (189 words)
The new fortifications were a ditched square earthworks fort with four bastions.
The chimney from the burned French fort was used for the new barracks and mess house.
The portage route was attacked frequently and in September 1763 was the "Devils Hole Massacre".
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