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Were Protestant Karrer soldiers buried in a different place than the Catholics?

There is no clear indication of this, but there is a lot of precedent for this practice. Becki mentioned that the Block 40 cemetery was divided into two parts (see plan 730-2); this cemetery was removed prior to the 1745 siege to make way for construction of the crenellated curtain wall between the Princess and Brouillan bastions.

Christopher Moore explains the cemetery division as follows: "Map # 730-2, Verrier's detailed plan of 1730, shows a division of Block 40 into two cemeteries, possibly to suggest that a distinction between parish cemetery and hospital cemetery had been retained on the single block. There appears to be no evidence of anyone being denied burial in hallowed ground at Louisbourg, but one unidentified man found drowned was given burial in the parish cemetery on the strength of a rosary found in his pocket suggesting that some proof of catholicity was required for the interment there. The hospital cemetery may have been used for the burial of those not eligible for Catholic burial." (HF 25 1974, p.4)

There is no record as to where Karrer who died here were buried.