Archive for September 2009

Pioneer Burying Ground Tour on October 17, 2009

September 15, 2009

Pittsford Town Historian Audrey Johnson and I are hosting a tour of the Pioneer Burying Ground in Pittsford on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. 

Over 30 soldiers now permanently reside at the Pioneer Burying Ground.  Those soldiers served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.  During our October 17th

Pioneer Burying Ground

Pioneer Burying Ground

 tour, the lives of Civil War soldiers Ezra A. Patterson of the 108th New York Volunteer Infantry and George Walter of the 1st Battalion U.S. Sharpshooters will be illuminated.  We will also discuss several of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 veterans, as well as other notable pioneers of Pittsford.

The Pioneer Burying Ground is located at the corner of South Main Street and Mendon Road in Pittsford.  A limited amount of parking spaces are available at the brick schoolhouse on Mendon Road.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for rain.

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Drummer Boy Charles E. Moore of the 108th New York Infantry

September 10, 2009

Just a quick update on the status of Charles E. Moore’s fallen headstone.  The Town of Perinton forwarded my email regarding the possible headstone vandalism to the Village of Fairport.  As of this morning, I had not heard anything from them.  A drive by Greenvale Cemetery today showed that Charles’ headstone is still down.


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