Patriots’ Graves

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Revolutionary War Graveyard in Salem, New York.

After the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, according to local legend, about 100 soldiers’ bodies were loaded like “cord wood” onto wagons and brought to Salem’s burying grounds and placed in a common grave. In addition, this cemetery contains documented remains of 101 soldiers and veterans of the American Revolution, making it probably the cemetery with the greatest number of Revolutionary War soldiers in New York State.

Listing of the Soldier Burials

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The image, FALLEN SOLDIERS, is subject to copyright by MIKECNY. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

2 Responses to Patriots’ Graves

  1. Elroy Davis says:

    This cemetery is well worth a visit for anyone who is interested in the Revolution, or the art of old gravestones. If I remember correctly, there is a book at the gate that lists the names and locations of the people buried there. While some of the stones have become difficult to read with age, many of them are in wonderful condition.

  2. Billy Craig says:

    God bless they’re souls….thank you for America.

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