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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

André Monument

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. André Monument Marker
Inscription.  Here died, October 2, 1780, Major John Andre of the British Army who, entering the American lines on a secret mission to Benedict Arnold for the surrender of West Point, was taken prisoner, tried and condemned as a spy. His death, though according to the stern Code of War, moved even his enemies to pity and both armies mourned the fate of one so young and so brave. In 1821, his remains were removed to Westminster Abbey a hundred years after his execution. This stone was placed above the spot where he lay by a citizen of the state against which he fought, not to perpetuate the record of strife but in token of those better feelings which have since united two nations one in race, in language and in religion with the earnest hope that this friendly union will never be broken.

Right Side of Monument:

Sunt Lacrymae Rerum et Mentem Mortalia Tangunt.
-- Virgil Aeneid 1.462.

Back of Monument:
This property acquired November 13, 1905 by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society preserves the identity of a place of historic interest and commemorates the fortitude of Washington and his
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
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generals in one of the crises of the American Revolution.

Left Side of Monument:
He was more unfortunate than criminal. An accomplished man and a gallant officer.
-- George Washington

 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1780.
 
Location. 41° 1.277′ N, 73° 57.291′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Andre Hill, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hickory Hill Cooperative (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tappan Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tappan Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Manse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old ‘76 House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tappan World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Floris Willemse Krom (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
More about this monument. Included is "In 1821, his remains were removed to Westminster Abbey a hundred years after his execution." However, 1821 is only 41 years after his execution.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major John André. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Maj. John Andre at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 8, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Back of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
3. Back of the Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Marker on André Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
5. Marker on André Hill
The site of Maj. André's hanging is at the top of a hill in Tappan, NY.
Site of the Execution<br>of Maj. John André image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
6. Site of the Execution
of Maj. John André
At this location, British Major John André was executed for conspiring with Benedict Arnold.
André Monument Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
7. André Monument Historic Site
This site is owned by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
Place of Execution image. Click for full size.
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8. Place of Execution
“The stone is a small bowlder, on the upper surface of which is inscribed ‘ANDRE EXECUTED OCT. 2d, 1780.’ It is about three feet in length. This stone was placed there and inscribed in 1847, by a patriotic merchant of New York. A more elegant and durable monument should be erected upon the spot.” — Lossing, 1859.
from The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution by John Benson Lossing 1859, page 772.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,803 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   8. submitted on January 25, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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