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Tusten in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tusten

 
 
Tusten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
1. Tusten Marker
Inscription.
Named for Lt. Col. Benjamin
Tusten of Goshen militia,
surgeon who gave his life
to attend the wounded at
the Battle of Minisink

 
Erected 1936 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 41° 33.515′ N, 75° 0.971′ W. Marker is in Tusten, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is on New York State Route 97, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Narrowsburg NY 12764, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 4 miles away); Narrowsburg Central Rural School (approx. 4 miles away); Lutheran Church (approx. 4 miles away); Thomas Dunn (approx. 4.1 miles away); Town of Tusten (approx. 4.1 miles away); Narrowsburg's History / Main Street (approx. 4.1 miles away); Tusten Town Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Minisink. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Tusten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
2. Tusten Marker
Col. Tusten died on the Minisink Battlefield located about 5½ miles to the southeast.
Tusten Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2009
3. Tusten Marker
Hospital Rock on the Minisink Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
4. Hospital Rock on the Minisink Battlefield
During the Battle of Minisink, Lt. Col. Benjamin Tusten, a physician from Goshen, and seventeen wounded militiamen under his care, were trapped and killed by Brantís Iroquois Native Americans and Tories near this rock. It is located in nearby Minisink Battleground Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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