Elmsford in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Isaac Van Wart Memorial
[ north face ]
the mortal remains
Isaac Van Wart
an Elder of the Greenburgh Church
who died on the 25th of May 1828
in 69th Year of his Age
[ east face ]
Nearly half a Century
before this Monument was built
The Conscript Fathers of America
had in the Senate Chamber voted that
Isaac Van Wart
was a Faithful Patriot, one in whom
the Love of Country was
and this tomb bears testimony that the
Record is True.
[ west face]
County of Westchester
Erected this Tomb
in testimony of the high sense
they entertain for the
Virtuous and Patriotic Conduct
of their Fellow Citizen
and as a Memorial Sacred to
[ south face ]
On the 23rd of September 1780,
Isaac Van Wart,
John Paulding and David Williams,
all Farmers of the County of Westchester,
intercepted Major André, on his return
and notwithstanding the large bribes offered them
for his release, Nobly disdaining to Sacrifice their
Country for Gold
secured and carried him to the Commanding Officer
of the district, whereby the dangerous and traitorous
Conspiracy of Arnold was brought to light,
the insidious designs of the Enemy baffled,
the American Army saved,
and our Beloved Country now free
and Independent, rescued from most
Location. 41° 3.215′ N, 73° 49.237′ W. Marker is in Elmsford, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue (New York State Route 9A) and Parkway Plaza, on the right when traveling north on South Central Avenue. Located in the Elmsford Reformed Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmsford NY 10523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Van Wart (here, next to this marker); Elmsford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Second Reformed Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Asbury M. E. Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); U.S. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Battle of White Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle Park (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmsford.
Regarding Isaac Van Wart Memorial. Isaac Van Wart, John Paulding and David Williams, the three militiamen who captured Major Andre, which led to the exposure of traitor Benedict Arnold, were awarded the Fidelity Medallion, the first military decoration of the United States of America, on General George Washington's personal recommendation.
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Van Wart on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Fidelity Medallion on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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