Sackets Harbor in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War of 1812, Burial Ground Memorial
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sackets Harbor NY 13685, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Fort Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Volunteer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Barracks (about 500 feet away); Water Tower Observation Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Our Comrades (approx. 0.2 miles away); Semper Fidelis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackets Harbor.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.