Erie Cemetery Association Honors Battle of Lake Erie Veterans

Memorial Dedication for Erie’s Unknown Soldiers and Sailors from the Battle of Lake Erie

When: Saturday, May 25, 10am – 11am
Where: Erie Cemetery, 2116 Chestnut Street, Erie

After the Battle of Lake Erie in September 1813, wounded soldiers and sailors – both American and British/Canadian – were brought to Erie to be treated. Those who died were buried near the foot of French Street. In 1859, when railroad lines were laid in the area, the graves were relocated to the Erie Cemetery. For the past 154 years, an unmarked, common grave at Erie Cemetery has been the final resting place for Unknown Soldiers and Sailors from the Battle of Lake Erie. During the commemoration, the Erie Cemetery Association Board of Corporators committed to placing a monument at the grave, and making its location known to the Erie community. Join them as they recognize their sacrifice by dedicating a monument in their honor at the gravesite.

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