The War of 1812
NY State Marker,
Besides the Arsenal,
which is in ruins, the only relic of the War of 1812 remaining in
County are two graves and a monument at the top of West Seneca Turnpike
Hill. One grave is that of Capt. Benjamin Branch of the U.S.
Light Artillery, who died Oct. 14, 1813 in Onondaga Hollow as his
company was marching through that village. Capt. Branch's
company was encamped on what is known as
Academy Green when he was stricken with a fatal illness. He was
from Virginia. The other
grave is for Capt. Henry Crouch who died in the spring of 1814.
Submitted 2 February