Goshen in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Memory of the Patriots
Who Fell at the Battle of Minisink
— On the 22nd Day of July 1779 —
July 22nd 1862
was erected by the noble munificence of
Merrit H. Cash, M.D.
a citizen of the County of Orange
Dr. Cash was distinguished
for his eminent public services,
and greatly esteemed for the virtues
which adorned his private life.
Let his name be honored
and his memory cherished whilst
this column stands
to attest his patriotic liberality.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 41° 24.146′ N, 74° 19.3′ W. Marker is in Goshen, New York, in Orange County. Memorial is on Main Street (New York State Route 207) just south of Court Lane, on the left when traveling south. Monument is located on the north side of the Historic 1887 Orange County Courthouse. Marker inscription is on the northwest base of the monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orange County Community College (within shouting distance of this marker); 1841 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Claudius Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Track (within shouting distance of this Lawyer's Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goshen Half-ShireTown (about 400 feet away); Charles J. Everett Memorial (about 400 feet away); Church Park Historic District (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goshen.
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1. Battle of Minisink Monument. In 1822, the bones of the slain patriots were recovered from the battle field. A special committee availed themselves of every means to ascertain the number and names of the dead, appealed in public notices to the friends of the slain to communicate their names, and suggested that much care be taken in the accuracy of spelling them. The remains were interred in two walnut coffins and buried in a mass grave in the church yard of the First Presbyterian Church of Goshen. A monument was unveiled at the site and a ceremony, attended by over 15,000 people, was held to honor the fallen. In 1862, the original memorial was replaced with the current, more formal memorial designed and executed by John Vanderoot. This memorial was a gift from Dr Merritt H Cash whose father (Reuben Cash) survived the Wyoming Massacre (1778). (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Battle of Minisink (Wikipedia). The Battle of Minisink was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Minisink Ford, New York, on July 22, 1779. It was the only major skirmish of the Revolutionary War fought in the northern Delaware Valley. The battle was a decisive British victory, as the colonial militia was hastily assembled, ill-equipped, and inexperienced. (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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