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Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial

Fishkill Encampment

 
 
American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
1. American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial Marker
Inscription.
[ American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial Marker : ]
1776 * * 1976
To all the brave souls who passed
through, served, and died here at the
site of the Northern Department
Supply Depot, Fishkill, New York.
1776 – 1783

May their spirit of dedication be
rekindled within the souls of all who
stop, reflect, and journey on.

Dedicated July 4, 1976

[ Fishkill Encampment Marker : ]
1776 – 1783

In adjoining fields, barracks were built by Gen. Gates under orders of George Washington to accommodate an encampment of over 2000 soldiers. The Van Wyck home served as Army Headquarters for Gen. Gates, Gen. Putnam and Col. Hay. Frequent meetings were held here by Lafayette, Von Steuben, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and other patriots.

[ Dedication Marker : ]
This memorial was made possible
by the citizens of the town of
Fishkill with the cooperation of

The Town Board of Fishkill
Herbert W. Muller Supervisor

The Town of Fishill
Bicentennial Commission
Joel D. Holden Chairman

The Fishkill Historical Society
Louis J. Ahlbach President

The Van Wick Homestead Museum
Felix A. Scardapane, Jr. Director

 
Erected 1976
Fishkill Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
2. Fishkill Encampment Marker
by Town of Fishkill.
 
Location. 41° 31.391′ N, 73° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Fishkill, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 9 and Interstate 84, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 9. Click for map. Marker is at the site of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fishkill NY 12524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Path to Victory (a few steps from this marker); Continental Army Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Wyck Homestead Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Wyck Homestead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the Fishkill Supply Depot (approx. mile away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fishkill.
 
More about this marker. The monument consists of a pyramid of stones topped by cannon balls. There are plaques on all three sides of the monument.
 
Also see . . .  Van Wyck Homestead Museum. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
3. Dedication Marker

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
American Revolution Bicentennial Marker<br>(south view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
4. American Revolution Bicentennial Marker
(south view)
This pyramid is constructed of stones from over 50 different historic sites, including Saratoga, Yorktown, Bennington and Fort Ticonderoga.
Fishkill Encampment Marker<br>(northeast view) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
5. Fishkill Encampment Marker
(northeast view)
Beneath the pyramid is buried the remains of an Indian Maiden discovered by a road crew digging a trench on nearby Jackson Street.
Monument at the Van Wyck Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
6. Monument at the Van Wyck Homestead
The Van Wyck house can be seen behind the monument. The Fishkill Encampment marker and Dedication marker can be seen on the pyramid.
The Bicentennial Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2011
7. The Bicentennial Monument
Van Wyck House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
8. Van Wyck House
This house, built in the early 1730s, was the site of the Northern Supply Depot during the Revolutionary War. Over 2000 American troops encamped in the vicinity and the house served as headquarters for Israel Putnam.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 556 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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