Descendants Ask, Who's Buried in Pike's Grave?

October 2009
Military History;Oct/Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p12
The article reports on the demand for the exhumation of the body of U.S. Brigadier General Zebulon Pike, famous for his expedition to the Southwest from 1806 to 1807, in the military cemetery at Sackets Harbor in North Country, New York by his descendants in 2009. Their goal is to make sure that the body buried in the cemetery belongs to him. The military officer died on April 27, 1813 while spearheading an attack on the British garrison at the then York in Ontario. The possible real motive of the descendants behind the move is noted.


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