The remains of 28 American servicemen found in Canada in November will be returned to this country for burial this week, 174 years after they were killed while fighting in the War of 1812.

The soldiers will be buried Thursday with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, U.S. Army officials said. A plaque also will be placed in the cemetery in the town of Bath commemorating the soldiers' deaths in 1814 during the closing days of the Niagra campaign, the discovery of their remains in 1987 and reburial in 1988.

The skeletons were unearthed by construction workers digging a house foundation in Fort Erie, Ontario.