Ran into a strange site while snowmobiling last weekend. The Lone Grave of Benj Miller. At least that’s what I’m calling it…
It’s a single grave surrounded by a chain link fence on the top of a small hill along route 56. The snowmobile trail goes right by it (2 ft away). There’s a small GAR flag symbol and grave posted next to the gravestone so we know he was a (cavalry) soldier in the Union army during the Civil War.
I’ve done some digging on the net and the best I’ve been able to locate is some others who found the grave and were interested as well. According to one of the sites I found there might be some more info in The Story of a Cavalry Regiment but I couldn’t find it.
The gravestone reads:
Co B 11 NY CAV
Died About 1870
Age About 23 Yrs
I might contact the town to see if there’s any more info. If it happens to intrigue you, and you find any more info than I have, please leave a comment and let me know.