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War of 1812 Bicentennial
Memorial to the Crown Forces
In August 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site (NY) for a War of 1812 Bicentennial monument to honor approximately 50 members of the Crown Forces killed at the Second Battle of Sackets Harbor 29 May 1813, and buried in an unknown burial site on the battleground.
A comprehensive list of those buried at Sackets Harbor, including members of the Royal Artillery, 1st Royal Scots, 8th Foot, 100th Foot, 104th Foot, Royal Newfoundland Fencibles, Nova Scotia Fencibles, Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles, Royal Navy, and Voltigeurs Canadiens is available for download (PDF format). <Fallen Crown Forces>
A granite monument, inscribed with the memorial’s purpose, has already been funded by local sources. Completing the memorial setting will be a large granite ledger engraved with the names of each man killed and buried on the battlegrounds, identified by his rank and unit. Please consider sponsoring one or more individual engraved names at $ 200 each.
The vertical monument and the horizontal ledger with all the engraved names will be dedicated Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00pm, preceded by a light refreshments reception at 12 noon.
Please let us know if you can join us at the dedication ceremony. A commemorative program will describe the project and list sponsors.
Your financial sponsorship with the chosen name(s) may be mailed to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685.
For further information contact: Site Manager Constance Barone, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site at the same address, or 315-646-3634; Constance.Barone@parks.ny.gov.
Printable flyer: "Crown Forces Memorial" (PDF 207k)
Printable list: "Crown Forces Buried at Sackets Harbor" (PDF 224k)