Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial
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
Joel D. Holden Chairman
Louis J. Ahlbach President
The Van Wick Homestead Museum
Felix A. Scardapane, Jr. Director
Erected 1976 by Town of Fishkill.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
Location. 41° 31.391′ N, 73° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Fishkill, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Interstate 9 and Route 84, on the right when traveling north on Interstate 9. Marker is at the site of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fishkill NY 12524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 DepotTrinity Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishkill.
More about this memorial. 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.