Friday, June 24, 2016

Reburial At Beaver Dams

Picturesque spots of the North: Historical and descriptive sketches...:

"When excavations were being made for the Welland Canal, some human bones were found at Beaver Dams with militia buttons and scraps of military accoutrements, which showed that they were the remains of Canadian soldiers killed in the fight which had taken place there. These remains were collected, enclosed in a walnut casket, and buried where they had been found, more than two thousand people assembling to witness the ceremony. Over the spot a small granite monument was placed, with the simple inscription 'Beaver Dams, June 24th ,1813.'"

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