Soldiers' Burial Plot
Liverpool Cemetery

Photo and following information from
Dorianne Gutierrez, Liverpool Village Historian

Dr. John R. Young (24th NY Infantry, Co. H), representing Liverpool's Col.
 Randall Post 648 of the G.A.R., came before the
 Liverpool Board of Trustees on April 24th, 1896:

"Dr. J.R. Young came before the board with regard to the lots in the
 Village Cemetery to be set apart for a Soldiers Burial Lot and on motion
 of Wagner the following lots were given in Section 8 for this purpose: 
60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78."

The G.A.R. Post also arranged for the placement of a Civil War cannon, a
 10-inch Rodman gun, to be placed in the lot. The cannon was shipped on 
12/30/1902, arriving in Liverpool by train. This was later donated to the 
World War II scrap metal drive in 1942, adding 6-8 tons to the village's 
scrap quota.

There are about 60 Civil War veterans' graves in Liverpool Cemetery; of 
these, only a few (9 or 10) are known to be buried in the flagpole area.

Maintained by Sue Greenhagen.