Daniel Wells, Henry McComas
Daniel Wells, 19 and Henry McComas, 18, made history September 12, 1814, when they allegedly killed British commander Major General Robert Ross. The two sharpshooters fired simultaneously. Both were quickly shot dead by British soldiers.
Considered heroes, Wells and McComas were buried together and exhumed twice before finally being laid to rest here with great fanfare in 1858. A funeral song and dramatic play commemorated the reburial.
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