Even though it's been exposed to the elements for nearly 200 years, the tomb inscription is still easily read.  Below, it's been transcribed for easier reading.  Photos of the Old Burying Ground are courtesy of the St. Paul's Church Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

HERE

On the 29th of September 1814

Was committed to the Earth
THE BODY
OF
MAJOR GENERAL ROBERT ROSS
WHO
After having distinguished himself in all ranks as an officer
IN
EGYPT, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE & AMERICA
WAS KILLED
At the commencement of an Action
Which terminated in the defeat and Rout
Of
The troops of the United States
NEAR BALTIMORE
On the 12th of September
1814
 
At ROSSTREVOR
The seat of his Family in Ireland
A MONUMENT
More Worthy of his Memory has been erected
BY
The Noblemen and Gentlemen of his Country
And
The officers of a gallant army
WHICH
Under his Conduct
Attacked and dispersed the Americans
AT BLADENSBURG
And the same day victoriously entered
The Capitol of the United States
 
IN
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
A MONUMENT
Has also been Erected to His Memory
By
His Country
 

 

 

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