War of 1812

Commissioners Road (Brick Street), built in the early 1800’s as a military route to connect Burlington to Windsor, witnessed much activity by British, Native and American forces during the War of 1812. At Brick Street Cemetery are the graves of ten individuals who fought in the War of 1812, both regular soldiers and militia. Their stones are marked with flags. As well, several buried here suffered from the loss of property and loved ones. At least 86 people buried here were born before the War of 1812, several with family ties to the American Revolution.
The most famous person from this conflict is Phoebe McNames, who is traditionally credited for her contribution at the Battle of Hungerford (Reservoir) Hill in 1813.