Carthage archaeologist to speak at Ogdensburg Symposium April 26
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:43 am

Carthage resident Timothy J. Abel, PhD is the lead archaeologist at the War of 1812 Cantonment Saranac dig near Plattsburgh. Dr. Abel is a consulting archaeologist who holds the title of adjunct professor at Jefferson Community College, SUNY Canton, and Clinton Community College.

OGDENSBURG -- A Carthage archaeologist will speak in Ogdensburg as part of the War of 1812 Heritage Talks on April 26 at the Freight House, 20 Market St.

Timothy Abel will discuss three years of archaeological digs at the Cantonment Saranac site near Plattsburgh.

It was the 1812-1813 winter camp of General Zebulon Pike's 1st Brigade.

“We expect an exciting update on Cantonment Saranac, which is the only known undisturbed War of 1812 cantonment site in the United States,” For La Presentation Association president Barbara O'Keefe said in a news release.

Two thousand American soldiers spent a harsh winter at the camp, which the statement says "rivaled the suffering of their forefathers at Valley Forge."