Bi-Centennial Commemoration of The Battle of the Boquet

Bi-Centennial Commemoration of The Battle of the Boquet on May 14

May 14, 2014, marked the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of the Boquet, a battle that occurred at the mouth of the Boquet River between the invading British and the local New York Militia under the command of Lt. Col. Ransom Noble and his 37th Regiment, during the War of 1812. Thirty British troops lost their lives there that day, with only two injured in the 37th, none lost.

This battle preceded the Battle of Plattsburgh, where the 37th Regiment also served, a pivotal turning point in the War.


Lt. Col. Ransom Noble


Signature of Ransom Noble

Essex commemorated this important day on Wednesday, May 14th at 11:00 am, with a Wreath Laying ceremony at the Essex Cemetery, followed by a lunch at Daniel Wright’s Inn, now the Essex Town Hall. After lunch there were tours of Historic local homes with the emphasis on the Nobles, starting with a tour of Greystone by David Hislop. We also visited Noblewood, the battlefield site.

The day ended with a Dutch Treat dinner at the Essex Inn.

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Caption: Various Photographs Taken May 14th of the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Essex Cemetery on Ransom Nobles Gravesite. Special Guest Dr. John H. Noble, Great Grandson of Henry Harmon Noble was in attendance and a direct descendant of Ransom Noble as well as Historian-Author David Hislop all Hosted by our Gracious Host the Town of Essex,NY and Cathy DeWolff.

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Caption: Presentation by Event Organizer Cathy DeWolff to Historian Raymond LeMay II at the Essex Inn Tavern of SSWGBSNY Records of H.H. Noble