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Re: Burial, Sacket's Harbor military cemetery
Posted by: C Brummel (ID *****5369) Date: January 23, 2009 at 08:53:28
In Reply to: Re: Burial, Sacket's Harbor military cemetery by Lori Coe of 1334

Thank you for doing this checking for me. Since my original post I have learned what is in the following two paragraphs. (J. P. Sutphen was John Phoenix Sutphen, Gilbert's brother.) I am now quite certain Gilbert is buried at Sacket's Harbor, but it looks like I may never know for sure, since it is likely Gilbert is one of those "unmarked graves". Once again, I thank you.

William Baker petitioned the 22nd US Congress, 21 May 1822, for payment of claims due him. Baker was a sutler during the War of 1812, "particularly to the 13th and 23rd regimentsof US Infantry, while at Sackett's Harbor in 1813 and 1814; that said regiments, being much indebted to him, were ordered to the Niagara frontier, where many of them died, or were killed, in the campaign under General Brown; that he was induced to administer on the estates of more than forty-seven of these deceased soldiers for the purpose of obtaining his due from them." Since Baker's claims lacked decent proof, they were denied. Gilbert Sutphen was said to owe Baker 24 58. The Report noted: "In the descriptive list, he (Gilbert) is stated to have died at Sackett's Harbor on the 31st January, 1815, and the arrears of pay and bounty then due to him were paid to the attorney of J. P. Sutphen, administrator, in February, 1825, by the Third Auditor."

Guidebook to the Historic Sites of the War of 1812 by Gilbert Collins, 2006 -- "After the War of 1812, many soldiers who had been buried in unmarked graves were transferred to the cemetery at Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor. In 1908 these remains were transferred to the military cemetery here ... There are two monuments in the cemetery that honour the fallen of the War of 1812 ... "

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