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Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch)

 
 
Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch) Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
1. Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch) Monument
Inscription.
To The Memory Of
Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch)
Patriot Spy Of The American Revolution
June 5, 1750 – June 26, 1835
He Braved Danger And Death That This
Land Might Be Free To The Cause Of
Liberty He Offered His All. Without Hope
Of Reward. Honored By Washington
Revered By His Countyrmen. We Who
Inherit The Freedom For Which He Toiled
Raise This Monument To His Glorious
Memory

Erected 1914 By
Ferdinand Hopkins

 
Erected 1914 by Ferdinand Hopkins.
 
Location. 41° 24.507′ N, 73° 40.397′ W. Marker is in Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. Marker can be reached from Mechanic Street half a mile south of Seminary Hill Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Gilead Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Carmel NY 10512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilead Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gilead Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Drew Ladies Seminary (approx. mile away); Isaac Merrick
Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch) Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
2. Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch) Monument
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Sybil Ludington (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sibyl Ludington (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hazen Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marne Post 370 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmel.
 
Regarding Enoch Crosby (Harvey Birch). Enoch Crosby's life may be the basis for the character "Harvey Birch" in The Spy, a novel published in 1821, authored by the American writer James Fenimore Cooper. Cooper may have heard of Crosby's story from John Jay, although Jay apparently did not reveal Crosby's name, fearing retribution from the spy's enemies.
 
Also see . . .
1. Enoch Crosby, American Patriot and Spy. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Enoch Crosby on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Bronze Marker next to the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 29, 2010
3. Bronze Marker next to the Monument
Town of Carmel New York
1795
Enoch Crosby
1750 – 1835
July 4, 2000
Town of Carmel
Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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