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Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812

 
 
Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
1. Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker
Picture taken exactly 118 years after the dedication.
Inscription. To the memory of unnamed soldiers of the War of 1812 who died of camp disease and were buried here. Dedicated July 4, 1896
 
Erected 1896.
 
Location. 42° 56.253′ N, 78° 51.305′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Meadow Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Delaware Park. It is very difficult to find. I could not perfectly pinpoint the latitude/longitude by satilite map. Enter the park at the Jewett Street Entrance and onto the one-way park road (called Meadow Drive). Look on the right for locked Gate 8 for the Buffalo Zoo. This is the Gorilla gate. There is a ground-level marker titled Flint Hill at the gate. Align yourself perfectly facing the same direction as the face of the marker. Walk straight into the meadow and hopefully you'll find it. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14214, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flint Hill Encampment (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Zoo (approx. mile away); An Architectural Treasure (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
Very Far View Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
2. Very Far View Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone
View from the Meadow Drive path across from locked Gate 8 (Gorilla) of the Buffalo Zoo and the Flint Hill Marker. Marker is on a boulder left of the soccer net in the extreme distance.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Albert James Myer, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ebenezer Walden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brigadier General Albert James Myer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flint Hill and the War of 1812 - Buffalo Architecture and History. (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Mound in the Meadow - Buffalo's Tomb of the Unknowns - Staff Announcer. (Submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Zoomed View Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
3. Zoomed View Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone
A zoomed view from the same point as the previous picture.
Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
4. Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Stone
View from from the tee of the 17th hole. The marker and the boulder on which it is mounted are within the Delaware Park golf course. Beware of golfers. The boulder is near the 4th hole, but the holes do not seem to be marked.
Willows Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
5. Willows Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker
Two immature Willow trees bracket the boulder with the marker. This is in keeping with the history of the burial, which was originally marked by two trees.
Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker, Boulder, and Two Trees. image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
6. Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker, Boulder, and Two Trees.
Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker and Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 4, 2014
7. Unnamed Soldiers of the War of 1812 Marker and Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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