Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Schaick Mansion
Van Schaick Mansion
John G. Van Schaick
and his Wife Anna Patriot Americans
Built by Anthony Van Schaick
Son of Goosen Gerritsen original patentee
August 18-September 8-1777
Northern Department Continental Army
General Philip Schuyler
General Horatio Gates
Here was planned the Saratoga Campaign
And here August 19-1777
General Gates assumed command
From this place August 15-1777
General Benedict Arnold and his force
marched to relieve Fort Stanwix
Beneath this roof were received
Governor George Clinton
Gen. Benjamin Lincoln ∑ Gen. Enoch Poor
Gen. Ebenezer Learned ∑ Gen. John Stark
Col. Peter Gansevoort ∑ Col. Daniel Morgan
Colonel Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Engineer of the fortifications on
Peebles Island and at Bemis Heights
Here also after the surrender
General John Burgoyne and his staff
Erected by the Cohoes Historical Society
and the State of New York - 1927
Erected 1927 by Cohoes Historical Society.
Location. 42° 46.043′ N, 73° 41.214′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New Touch for map. The Van Schaick mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State. The mansion is located on Van Schaick Island at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers at Cohoes, New York. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Schaick Burial Plot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick (about 800 feet away); Van Schaick Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Juncta (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
Regarding Van Schaick Mansion. Van Schaick Mansion: Military Headquarters during three wars—French and Indian war, the Revolutionary war, and the War of 1812.
HABS/HAER: “Van Schaick Ave. and Delaware and Hudson RR Track. (These tracks are long gone, but the old railroad ties are still there, with small trees growing
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Van Schaick Burial Plot is near by.
Also see . . .
1. Visit the Van Schaick Mansion website. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Photos and Drawings. There are exterior photos (from 1940) and many detailed drawings of the Van Schaick Mansion available here. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
3. Wessel Van Schaick House, Van Schaick Avenue & Delaware & Hudson Railroad Tracks, Cohoes, Albany, NY. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Patriots & Patriotism • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 3,354 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on April 21, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 6. submitted on June 30, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 7. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 8. submitted on July 30, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 9. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.