- Grant Recipient
- 48 Garfield Rd, Potsdam, NY 13676, USA
- 44.6511, -74.9653
Empire State Society Sons of the American Revolution Thousand Islands Chapter
BURIALS AS EARLY AS CA. 1811.
FOUR REVOLUTIONARY WAR
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2020
The origins of the American Revolution can be traced back to 1775, when the first shots were fired between colonial and British forces at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Soon after, the American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. As the newly formed United States went to war with Great Britain, hundreds of men across the Thirteen Colonies joined the fight. These men came from different walks of life; some were farmers, others were tradesmen, lawyers, doctors and merchants. Despite their differences they desired the same thing: freedom and independence. Colonial forces faced severe challenges, including lack of supplies and military training however in the face of obstacles they were undeterred. After nearly 8 years the colonies defeated Great Britain and successfully achieved their independence. It is important to remember the lives and sacrifices made by those who fought for American freedom.
Garfield Cemetery is a small burial ground where of a number of early Potsdam residents are buried. Among those buried here between 1813-1843 are four Revolutionary War veterans: Joel Brownson, Josiah Fuller, Ephraim Miles and Thomas Swift.