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Lieut Hamilton Douglas Halyburton
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In memory of Lt. Halyburton of the frigate HMS Assistnce, who together with the search party he led ashore in pursuit of post-Revolutionary War deserters, died of exposure in a Sandy Hook salt marsh. Originally interred in a common grave here, the memorial erected by his mother at this site was lost to deterioration. In 1908 the remains of Halyburton and his men were re-discovered and transferred to Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. The present memorial, a cenotaph, dates from 1939.
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 Added: Sep. 30, 2005
 
 
 
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