- Grant Recipient
- 11689 Main St, Ellisburg, NY 13636, USA
- 43.73014, -76.13917
Empire State Society Sons of the American Revolution Thousand Islands Chapter
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.
The Ellisburg Cemetery was established circa 1798. It serves as the final resting place of 11 Revolutionary War veterans along with some of the community’s earliest residents.