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

André Monument

 
 
André Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
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 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.
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Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
George Washington

 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andre Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hickory Hill Cooperative (approx. 0.2 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); Dr. Morris Bartow House (approx. 0.4 miles away); “76 House” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Also see . . .
1. André Monument Historic Site. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major John André. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Major John André, British spy of American Revolution. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,437 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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