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André Captors Monument

 
 
André Captors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. André Captors Monument Marker
Inscription.
On this spot
the 23rd day of September 1780 the spy
Major John André
Adjutant General of the British Army
was captured by
John Paulding, David Williams
and Isaac Van Wart,
all natives of this county.
History has told the rest.

The people of Westchester County have erected this monument as well to commemorate a great event as to testify their high estimation of that integrity and patriotism which, rejecting every temptation rescued the United States from most imminent peril by baffling the arts of a spy and the plots of a traitor.
Dedicated October 7th 1853

This plaque was placed here under the auspices of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee, to preserve for posterity the text of the original inscription carved in stone.
Unveiled September 6, 1980

 
Erected 1980 by Bicentennial Celebration Committee.
 
Location. 41° 4.905′ N, 73° 51.498′ W. Marker is in Tarrytown, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on N Broadway (U.S. 9), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Patriots’ Park on the Tarrytown / Sleepy Hollow border. Marker is in this post office area: Tarrytown NY 10591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker in Patriots’ Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
2. Marker in Patriots’ Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andre Captured (here, next to this marker); Korean & Viet Nam Memorial Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Memorial Church of Washington Irving” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Reformed Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Asbury M. E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Church (approx. half a mile away); Philipsburg Manor (approx. half a mile away); Action in Tarrytown (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tarrytown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Major John André. (Submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Major John André, British spy of American Revolution. (Submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional keywords. Andre
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
André Captors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
3. André Captors Monument
Monument Detail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
4. Monument Detail
The monument is topped by a statue of John Paulding, one of the captors of Maj. John André.
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
5. Front of Monument
The panel on the front of the monument depicts John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williams apprehending the British spy John André. He was seized while attempting to return to New York City with plans of West Point, given to him by the American traitor Benedict Arnold.
Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
6. Left of Monument
The wording on the left side of the monument matches the newer plaque seen above. The original dedication was on October 7th 1853.
Major André Capture Medal image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 29, 2016
7. Major André Capture Medal
Copies of the medals presented to John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williams can be seen at the DeWint House in Tappan, NY.
Tablet honoring Mrs. Mary Taylor who donated the land for the André Captors Monument image. Click for full size.
By Clifton Patrick, May 24, 2010
8. Tablet honoring Mrs. Mary Taylor who donated the land for the André Captors Monument
This tablet is placed by the Westchester County Federation of Colored Women's Clubs as a tribute to the memory of Mrs. Mary Taylor who gave this ground on which the present monument now stands
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Erected September 26, 1930
<i>André Monument, Tarrytown</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, 1904
9. André Monument, Tarrytown
Image courtesy of Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on June 29, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on May 24, 2011, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.   9. submitted on August 25, 2015.
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