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Highland in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
1. In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes Marker
Inscription. Although two attempts to recover the bodies of the fallen at Minisink Ford are recorded as having taken place in the weeks following the battle, it was not until 1822, forty-five years after the event, that the remains still lying here were gathered up and prepared for burial. They were interred beneath a small obelisk in Goshen, N.Y. The Minisink Battle Monument located here was erected on the site of the militiaís “last stand” and dedicated in 1879, the centennial of the battle.
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 41° 29.317′ N, 74° 58.235′ W. Marker is in Highland, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker can be reached from Minisink Battle Ground Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Minisink Battleground Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barryville NY 12719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Minisink Battle Monument (a few steps from this marker); Last Stand On The Rocky Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle at Minisink (about 600 feet away,
Marker in Minisink Battleground Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
2. Marker in Minisink Battleground Park
The Minisink Monument can be seen in the photo beyond the marker.
measured in a direct line); Minisink Battleground Park (about 600 feet away); Indian Rock (about 600 feet away); Minisink Battle July 22d 1779 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brantís Crossing (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland.
 
More about this marker. Two old photographs appear on the marker. One is of The Minisink Battleground Park and has a caption of “The Minisink Battleground Park was established by the Minisink Valley Historical Society in the early 1900s to head off destruction of the battleground by bluestone quarrying operations. In 1955, Sullivan County took over the site.” Another is of the Goshen monument, with the caption “Paying Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes – The current monument in Goshen replaced the smaller obelisk and was dedicated on July 22, 1862. Forty six names of the fallen are listed on it.”
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the markers along the Battleground Trail in Minisink Battleground Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle at Minisink Ford
Minisink Fallen Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
3. Minisink Fallen Heroes Marker
. Minisink Valley Historical Society website. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Minisink Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
4. Minisink Monument
This monument is on the site of the "last stand" of the N.J. and N.Y. militia. It is constructed of native bluestone and is topped off by a rounded glacial boulder.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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