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Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial

 
 
War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
1. War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker
Inscription. This monument is dedicated to the memory of those American fighting men who lost their lives in the War of 1812 on this northern frontier.

These grounds were made hallowed when the remains of more than 200 soldiers, unknown but for their deeds, were buried here between 1812 and 1815.

Their earthly remains lay long forgotten until rediscovered at this site in 1988, once headquarters of the Army of the Northern Frontier, located at Fort Pike, and later renamed Madison Barracks.
 
Location. 43° 57.076′ N, 76° 6.748′ W. Marker is in Sackets Harbor, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Backus Road north of Brady Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located to the east of the downtown area of Sackets Harbor, near the lake, in an area referred to as the Madison Barracks. It is situated just south of what was once Fort Pike. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1812, Burial Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Fort Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Pike (within shouting distance of this marker);
War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
2. War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker
View looking west of the marker and the general area where the 200 some soldiers, from the War of 1812, were buried.
In Memory of Our Comrades (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Chauncey (approx. half a mile away); Sackets Harbor - Fall 1814 (approx. half a mile away); Sackets Harbor Shipbuilding (approx. half a mile away); Sackets Harbor (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
3. War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker
View of the marker, looking south along Backus Road.
War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
4. War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial Marker
View of the marker (to the left) next to another Burial Ground marker (to the right).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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