SARAH SINFIELD

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
People
Location
1 Point Drive North, Dunkirk, NY
Lat/Long
42.493663, -79.353894
Grant Recipient
Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum
Historic Marker

SARAH SINFIELD

Inscription

SARAH SINFIELD
CIVIL WAR NURSE AWARDED
PENSION FOR DEVOTED SERVICE
LIVED HERE WITH HUSBAND
WILLIAM, VETERAN & ASST
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 1874-1885
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016

Sarah Sinfield received a Civil War pension for her service through a Special Act of Congress. Later, she assisted her husband William Sinfield, who was permanently disabled due to wounds received at the Battle of Gettsyburg, with his duties as an assistant lighthouse keeper.