Tarrytown in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
André Captors Monument
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.
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.
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. Andre Captured (here, next to this marker); Korean & Viet Nam Memorial Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Mothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Tarrytown World War II Memorial (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). 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. • Military • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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 1,320 times since then and 67 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.