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Garrison Cemetery (War of 1812)
Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York
Garrison Cemetery, Cheektowaga, NY
GPS: 42.94702, -78.73038
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Published: March 22, 2022
Total records: 202
Location: Garrison Cemetery is located along the south side of Aero Drive, west of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport runway, about 1,500 feet west of the intersection with S Youngs Rd.
Garrison Cemetery is the offical name of this cemetery though it is more often called, "War of 1812 Cemetery". The cemetery was part of the old Williamsville Field Hospital located at this site. The hospital was erected in 1814 during the War of 1812. Most of the soliders interred here died of bacterial infections that caused dysentery, diarrhea, and other illnesses.
While documents linked below list the names of 202 soliders, it's estimated that hundreds more were buried here, but whose records were lost. An unknown number of British soldiers captured during the Niagara Campaign of 1814 were also buried here, but their names were never recorded.