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Fishkill in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Dead

1776 - 1783

 
 
Revolutionary War Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
1. Revolutionary War Dead Marker
Inscription.
In grateful remembrance
of the brave men
who gave their lives
for their country during the
American Revolution
and whose remains repose
in the adjoining field.
This stone is erected by
Melzingah Chapter
Daughters American Revolution
October 14, 1897

 
Erected 1897 by DAR - Melzingah Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 31.367′ N, 73° 53.361′ W. Marker is in Fishkill, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 9 and Interstate 84, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 9. Touch for map. Marker is at the site of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fishkill NY 12524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (a few steps from this marker); The Path to Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolution Bicentennial Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
DAR Marker in Fishkill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
2. DAR Marker in Fishkill
Originally located about mile south on Route 9, this marker was moved to the Van Wyck Homestead due to a road construction project. The location of the cemetery is currently unknown.
Van Wyck Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Wyck Homestead Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Fishkill Supply Depot (approx. mile away); Trinity Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fishkill.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Van Wyck Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 10, 2011
3. Van Wyck Homestead
This house, located within sight of the marker, was the center of the Northern Supply Depot during the Revolutionary War.
Revolutionary War Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2015
4. Revolutionary War Dead Marker
Revolutionary War Dead Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 19, 2015
5. Revolutionary War Dead Burial Ground
The marker had originally been located next to this field, which contains the remains of over 300 Revolutionary War soldiers, including French soldiers. It was moved from this location when Route 9 was widened to within a few feet of the monument. This is perhaps the largest burial site for Revolutionary War soldiers in America.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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