Independence Cemetery

The Independence Cemetery contains a large monument erected in 1888 to honor the Civil War Soldiers of Saranac. Five men from the 16th NY aided in capturing John Wilkes Booth. Each of the four sides of the monument identifies a major Civil War Battle and the battles that the soldiers participated in are listed. 419 men served, the soldiers who died are listed by name and how they succumbed--12 died in prison, 40 died from disease, 19 were killed in battle.

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