Bath National Cemetery

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Coordinates: 42°20′55″N 77°21′04″W / 42.348728°N 77.351131°W / 42.348728; -77.351131

Bath National Cemetery
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Landscape of Bath National Cemetery
Details
Year established 1879
Location Bath, New York
Country United States
Type Public
Owned by Department of Veterans Affairs
Size 28.9 acres (117,000 m2)
Number of graves 13,588
Website http://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/bath.asp

Bath National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the town of Bath, in Steuben County, New York. It encompasses 28.9 acres (117,000 m2), and as of the end of 2005, had 13,048 interments.

History[edit]

The area was originally part of the New York State Soldiers and Sailors Home, which was established in 1877; the cemetery was officially dedicated in on December 25, 1879. In 1930, it became part of the National Cemetery system.

In 1987, archaeologists digging in Fort Erie discovered the remains of 28 American soldiers who died at the time of the Niagara campaign during the War of 1812. They were reinterred in Bath National Cemetery.

Notable monuments[edit]

  • A 40-foot (12 m) high granite "Preservation of the Union Monument" which was dedicated to Civil War soldiers, erected in 1892.
  • The "1812 monument" marks the burial place of the 28 soldiers from the War of 1812 who were reinterred at the cemetery.

Notable interments[edit]

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