New York, Photography

Old Burial Hill

This is part “Old Burial Hill” a historic site in Huntington New York. It is a final resting place of local “Revolutionary War” and later soldiers and sailors. Although I will only show you the cemetery part of this historic place there is also Fort Golgotha which now houses the “Soldiers and Sailors Museum. Fort Golgotha overlooks what is now known as Huntington Harbor and The Long Island Sound from high atop “Old Burial Hill”. If you want a brief history on this site I have included a wikipedia link – Here

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Here are some of the amazingly old cast iron headstones.  I have never seen any like these before.

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Here is one of them is for a local sailor that was lost at sea on the Steam Ship Pacific in 1856.

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Some of the fragile old headstones are leaning forward from their footings and many of them are broken in half.

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Some of the headstones are so old and fragile and have growing moss on them.

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Here is one soldiers headstone from 1789.  He lived until the ripe old age of 68 which was remarkable in those days.

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I know walking through a cemetery might seem “creepy” to some but I really got a feeling of American history from reading some of the headstones I came across and thinking about all of the brave souls who fought so gallantly for our freedom.

All images were taken with a Fujifilm X-T1 camera and Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R and XF 56mm f/1.2 R Lenses.

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