Loyalist Encampment and Cemetery
Morrell Park, Waterloo Row, Fredericton
When the Loyalists whose grants were at Fredericton arrived in the Fall Fleet of 1783, many immediately came upriver to their new land, hoping to prepare for spring planting. An early winter found most still living in tents. They suffered greatly from cold and hunger. Just past the baseball diamond, along the Salamanca walking trail is a secluded cemetery: the final resting place of Loyalists who did not survive the hardship of that first winter encampment. One child of the Ingraham family later recalled her mother keeping them from freezing on cold nights by warming a wooden board near the fire and placing it, in turns, against each child’s legs.