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Marker detail: Portrait of Abraham Ten Broeck,<br>by John Roberts, 1799 image, Touch for more information
Courtesy Albany Institute of History and Art
Marker detail: Portrait of Abraham Ten Broeck,
by John Roberts, 1799
1New York (Albany County), Albany — Abraham Ten Broeck
Abraham Ten Broeck (1734-1810) built this grand mansion in the Federal style after the destruction of his family home on Broadway in the great fire of 1797. Descended from one of Albany's founding New Netherland families, he was a businessman, . . . Map (db m139507) HM
2New York (Albany County), Albany — Albany - Capital of New York 200 Years
In Honor of the 200th Anniversary of the 1797           City of Albany           1997 Serving as the Capital City of the State of New York For twenty years, after the establishment of the State of new . . . Map (db m5540) HM
3New York (Albany County), Albany — Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten Broeck1734-1810
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4New York (Albany County), Albany — Declaration of Independence Centennial Memorial
The Declaration of Independence Was first publicly read in Albany by order of the Committee of Safety July 19, 1776 in front of this City Hall, then on this site. This memorial of the event was placed here by the citizens . . . Map (db m116673) HM
5New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
Fort Frederick Governor Edmund Andros Made an Inspection in Albany in 1676 and Found Fort Orange, Located Near the Foot of Madison Avenue in Poor Condition. He Ordered a New Fort Constructed at a Site in the Center of State Street Just West of Lodge . . . Map (db m5248) HM
6New York (Albany County), Albany — Fort Frederick
In the Middle of this Street To the East Stood Fort Frederick Goal of Burgoyne's Drive to Split the Colonies - 1777Map (db m5280) HM
7New York (Albany County), Albany — NY-21 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
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8New York (Albany County), Albany — General Washington
General Washington traveled this road on his tours of the Mohawk Valley 1782 and 1783.Map (db m115354) HM
9New York (Albany County), Albany — LaFayette Park
Named in honor of the Marquis de LaFayette who commanded troops at Albany in 1778. Returned here in 1784 on his way to Fort Schuyler was entertained by the State of New York and the City of Albany during his visits in 1824-1825.Map (db m64999) HM
10New York (Albany County), Albany — NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
The New York State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honors the courage and valor of more than 41,000 patriot troops in the line. The levies and the militia from New York Colony and State who left their homes and . . . Map (db m64998) WM
11New York (Albany County), Albany — Philip Livingston
One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was born on this site January 15, 1716 (O.S.)Map (db m116732) HM
12New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler Mansion
The Schuyler Mansion Erected 1762 The Home of Major General Philip Schuyler of the American Revolution Patriot * Soldier * Statesman * 1733 1804* Acquired by the State of New York 1911 Restored and Dedicated October . . . Map (db m58882) HM
13New York (Albany County), Albany — Schuyler MansionState Historic Site
Major General Philip Schuyler commanded the Northern Department of the Continental Army until August 1777. After the Battles of Saratoga, British General Burgoyne stayed here as a prisoner-guest. Revolutionary Heritage TrailMap (db m58883) HM
14New York (Albany County), Albany — Ten Broeck Family Burial Vault
On this site, two generals of the Revolutionary War were interred. Major General Philip Schuyler and Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck, both natives of Albany. General Philip Schuyler died in November of 1804 and was buried here following a . . . Map (db m139508) HM
15New York (Albany County), Altamont — Family Cemetery
Family Cemetery Of Early Pioneer Jurrian Severson Grave of John J. Vanaernam Ensign, Revolutionary War Born 1730 - Died 1814Map (db m44022) HM
16New York (Albany County), Altamont — John Groot
Farm and Burial Place John Groot Officer 3d Regiment Albany County Militia War of RevolutionMap (db m43885) HM
17New York (Albany County), Berne — Johannes Dietz
Near this spot in September 1781 Johannes Dietz and seven members of his family were massacred by Tories and Indians.Map (db m30756) HM
18New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Breastworks
Erected under direction of Thaddeus Koscuiszko in August-September 1777 to check Burgoyne's invasionMap (db m115356) HM
19New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Camp Van Schaick
Continental Army, Northern Department under command General Philip Schuyler General Horatio Gates Aug. 15 - Sept. 8, 1777Map (db m7665) HM
20New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Camp Van Schaick
Encampment of the Northern Department Continental Army August 9-September 8-1777 from this place August 9-1777 Gen. Ebenezer Learned with his Massachusetts Brigade marched to relieve Fort StanwixMap (db m7666) HM
21New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Old Military CrossingLoudon’s Ford
British and Continental Army ford. Protected August September 1777 by Generals Enoch Poor and Benedict Arnold.Map (db m138976) HM
22New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Old Military Crossing
Prior to the construction of the New York State Barge Canal and dam at Crescent, the Mohawk River was shallow and fordable most of the year. For centuries, Native Americans had crossed at this place. In 1755, during the French and Indian War, a . . . Map (db m138984) HM
23New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Island
Military encampment   1777 Here, in the days leading up to the Battles of Saratoga, 5,000 – 8,000 Continental soldiers were garrisoned.Map (db m37454) HM
24New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion
1735 - 1927 Van Schaick Mansion Home Of John G. Van Schaick and his Wife Anna Patriot Americans Built by Anthony Van Schaick Son of Goosen Gerritsen original patentee Headquarters August 18-September 8-1777 Northern . . . Map (db m7250) HM
25New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick Mansion
In 1777, this mansion was the headquarters for the Northern Department of the Continental Army, and the site where the victorious Saratoga Campaign was planned. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m37455) HM
26New York (Albany County), Cohoes — Van Schaick MansionRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
The plans for the Battle of Saratoga were drawn up in this house in the summer of 1777, when the American Army was headquartered here. That April General Philip Schuyler and 5,000 troops retreated from Fort Edward in advance of Burgoyne’s superior . . . Map (db m37457) HM
27New York (Albany County), Colonie — NY-19 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this Place Passed Gen. Henry Knox In the Winter of 1775 - 1776 To Deliver To Gen. George Washington At Cambridge The Train of Artillery From Fort Ticonderoga Used to Force the British Army to Evacuate Boston . . . Map (db m23749) HM
28New York (Albany County), Colonie — Loudoun Ferry Road
1755 Constructed as Military Road from Albany to Lake George by Provincial Troops from New York, New England and New Jersey under command of Major General William Johnson ——— Named in honor of Major General . . . Map (db m24514) HM
29New York (Albany County), Dormansville — Andrew Hannay
Near here Andrew Hannay raised a company of volunteers October 1777 to oppose invasion of Burgoyne who surrendered before their arrivalMap (db m135130) HM
30New York (Albany County), Ferura Bush — Slingerland-Lagrange Farm
Slingerland- Lagrange Farm Family Owned 12 Generations. Stone House Built c.1750's. Home of Revolutionary War Soldier Albert Slingerland.Map (db m140968) HM
31New York (Albany County), Fullers — Abraham Wemple
Col. Schenectady militia during American Revolution owned farm here 1765 to death in 1799. Buried on high knoll above reservoir.Map (db m144957) HM
32New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Battle of Normanskill
Fought north of the creek Schenectady Militia with 40 Rhode Island troops dispersed large group of Tories on August 11, 1777Map (db m49379) HM
33New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Captain Jacob Van Aernam1732 - 1813
Revolutionary hero buried here. Courageous always he fought for his beloved Country's independence.Map (db m44031) HM
34New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Frederick Crounse
Farm of Frederick Crounse Officer 3D Albany Co. Militia in Revolution. Carried food to Army Battle of Saratoga. Buried Here Map (db m48377) HM
35New York (Albany County), Guilderland — George Wagner
Home of George Wagner Lieutenant in the American Revolution Map (db m63346) HM
36New York (Albany County), Guilderland — Jacob Van Aernam
Jacob Van Aernam 1723 - 1813 Capt. 3rd Albany Regiment Leader of Patriot forces in the Helderberg region during American Revolution Lived on farm hereMap (db m44020) HM
37New York (Albany County), Guilderland Center — Freeman House
Said to have been erected 1734 later the home of Barent Mynderse, Lieut. in War of Revolution Map (db m49721) HM
38New York (Albany County), Latham — NY-20 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the Winter of 1775 - 1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston . . . Map (db m23447) HM
39New York (Albany County), New Salem — Rev. Harmanus Van Huysen Home
Original part built c. 1816. revolutionary War Captain. Served 3 area churches from 1794-1825. His descendants lived in home until 1922.Map (db m136073) HM
40New York (Albany County), Schenectady — The King’s Highway
Military road during the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars.Map (db m127558) HM
41New York (Albany County), Selkirk — Hamlet of Selkirk
Named for James Selkirk 1757-1820. 2nd Regiment-Line, American Revolution. Native of Scotland settled here in 1786Map (db m129515) HM
42New York (Albany County), Slingerlands — Andrew Conning
Nearby is Burial Site of Andrew Conning, 3rd Regt. Albany County Militia Under Capt. Vanderheyden The American Revolution Map (db m44963) HM
43New York (Albany County), Voorheesville — The Tory Cave
Caves are formed when limestone is dissolved by flowing water. In the ceiling at the back of the cave you can see a large, natural chimney where water has seeped into the rock from above. As limestone dissolves, calcite is deposited to from . . . Map (db m12728) HM
44New York (Albany County), Voorheesville — Tory Cave 1777
Jacob Salsbury, a spy during Burgoyne Invasion, found refuge from settlers in a cave against the cliffs nearby.Map (db m58550) HM
45New York (Albany County), Westerlo — Allen House
Built 1795, here and on this road lived Ebeneazer Allen and his sons Justice, Howard, and Stephen. All soldiers in RevolutionMap (db m136127) HM
46New York (Allegany County), Andover — 308 — Early Cemetery
Cole-Dike cemetery first burial Zeriah Dike in 1798. Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Dike 1747-1813 buried here.Map (db m133057) HM
47New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Major Moses Van Campen — Soldier of the Revolution —
Here in 1782 Major Moses Van Campen, a soldier of the Revolution, captured by the Senecas, keepers of the Western Door of the Iroquois Confederacy, ran the gauntlet thirty rods west to their ancient council house, which is now preserved in . . . Map (db m157328) HM
48New York (Allegany County), Scio — Town of Scio
The area around Scio was first settled around 1805 by Joseph Knight, a minuteman in the American Revolution. Knights Creek, which flows into the Genesee River near Scio, is named for him. Before getting its final name, Scio was called Bloods Corner . . . Map (db m175123) HM
49New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Fort Independence Park
“King’s Bridge and the heights adjacent, of the utmost importance to the communication between New York and the mainland, & to the security of the Hudson, were reconnoitered by Washington on horseback about June 16, 1776. By direction of the . . . Map (db m53814) HM
50New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Fort Number Four
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51New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Fort Schuyler
This fort is named in honor of Major General Philip John Schuyler Continental Army November 22, 1733 - November 18, 1804 Soldier - Statesmen Map (db m193309) HM WM
52New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Glover’s Rock
Near this site on October 18, 1776, Col. John Glover and 600 Patriots held off British and Hessian forces under Gen. Howe long enough to save Washington’s troops from destruction, enabling them to withdraw to Westchester and ultimate victory. Bronx . . . Map (db m32013) HM
53New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Glover’s Rock
          Glover’s Rock marks the site of the Battle of Pell’s Point on October 18, 1776. Before the American Revolution, the Siwanoy Native Americans used the rock as a lookout point along their trading route. The glacial granite rock is now . . . Map (db m98622) HM
54New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Original King's Bridge
Northwest of this tablet within a distance of 600 feet stood the Original King's Bridge and its successors from 1693 until 1913 when Spuyten Duyvil creek was filled up. Over it marched the troops of both armies during the American . . . Map (db m172740) HM
55New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Prison Window
Prison Window built of Holland brick and stone from the old Sugar House Duane Street 1763 – 1892 Used by the British as a prison for American soldiers 1776 – 1783 Cunningham provost marshal Presented by T.J. Oakley Rhinelander Esq. to . . . Map (db m53827) HM
56New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Site of the Redoubt
Site of the redoubt thrown up here in October, 1776 by American troops under General Heath to protect the retreat of Washington’s Army from New York to White Plains. Erected under the auspices of Woodlawn Cemetery and the American Scenic and . . . Map (db m12677) HM
57New York (Bronx County), Bronx — St. Ann's Shrine
Here Rests Lewis Morris, "signer" Declaration of Independence; Gouverneur Morris, "penman" Constitution of U.S.A. Judge R.H. Morris, Mayor of New York.Map (db m160849) HM
58New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Van Cortlandt House Museum
This Revolutionary War landmark is the oldest house in the Bronx and became the first historic house museum in New York City. It is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a proud New York City . . . Map (db m53830) HM
59New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Van Cortlandt MansionDesignated Landmark New York City
Here in 1781, to deceive the British, General George Washington kept campfires burning in the area surrounding the house while he gained time for safe withdrawal of his troops across the Hudson River. The property on which this magnificent manor . . . Map (db m53824) HM
60New York (Broome County), Binghamton — 1776-1976 In Memory Of
1776 - 1976 In memory of the approximately four hundred veterans of the War of Independence who were pioneers in settling the Broome County area. Washington at Valley Forge.Map (db m198162) WM
61New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Indian Castle
Indian Castle Located near junction of Castle Creek with Chenango River. Called Otsiningo. Destroyed Aug. 18, 1779 during Sullivan CampaignMap (db m93030) HM
62New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Near This Point 18 August 1779
Near This Point 18 August 1779 Camped the army of James Clinton en route to join the forces of General John Sullivan in the expedition against the Iroquois and their British allies in the war of the American Revolution Originally erected by . . . Map (db m92920) HM
63New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Roberson MuseumSullivan-Clinton Museum Exhibit
A museum exhibit interprets the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. The campaign destroyed Native American villages and crops throughout the Iroquois homeland.Map (db m94628) HM
64New York (Broome County), Binghamton — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending . . . Map (db m93324) HM
65New York (Broome County), Corbettsville — Binghamton and Upper SusquehannaHistoric New York
The valleys of the Upper Susquehanna River were natural routes for Indians, traders and settlers. Oquaga, near Windsor, was an Indian fur-trading post, and became an objective of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. From a dam at the outlet of . . . Map (db m35164) HM
66New York (Broome County), Deposit — Revolutionary Cemetery
Historical Marker Revolutionary Cemetery War veterans of 1776 & 1812 Originally and Indian Burial GroundMap (db m93203) HM
67New York (Broome County), Endicott — Routes of the ArmiesOf General John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. Rear Face: Union near this point . . . Map (db m141807) HM
68New York (Broome County), Harpursville — Robert Harpur1731-1825
Revolutionary War veteran. Professor at Kings College. Deputy Secretary of State. Pioneer of Local Lands. Namesake of Harpursville and Harpur College.Map (db m93548) HM
69New York (Broome County), Vestal — Chugnut
Native American village near mouth of Big Choconut Creek. Destroyed by General Enoch Poor August 18, 1779, Clinton-Sullivan Campaign.Map (db m127570) HM
70New York (Broome County), Whitney Point — Gen. John Paterson1744 - 1808
Revolutionary Patriot New York State Assemblyman United States Congressman Colonial PioneerMap (db m104535) WM
71New York (Broome County), Windsor — Sage Creek
Sage Creek named for Seth Sage, 1748-1822, captain in the American Revolution.Map (db m92986) HM
72New York (Cattaraugus County), Machias — Revolutionary War Veterans
Dedicated to our Revolutionary War Veterans and The Early Residents buried in Gulf Cemetery Nelson Lingenfelter 1821 1842; Charles Lingenfelter 1822 1841; Darius C. Brace; Amanda Chatfield 1767 1829; Hannah Brown 1727 1809 ; Andrew . . . Map (db m133041) HM WM
73New York (Cattaraugus County), Olean — Major Adam Hoops
In Memory of Major Adam Hoops A soldier of the Revolution and founder of Olean, N.Y. 1804 and to keep in remembrance the patriots of the War for Independence who are buried in Cattaraugus County, New YorkMap (db m60156) HM
74New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — Ford
Across Wasco Outlet on great Iroquois Trail used by Col. Peter Gansevoort who encamped here Sept. 21, 1779.Map (db m99185) HM
75New York (Cayuga County), Auburn — In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors
In memory of the soldiers and sailors in the War for Independence 1776 buried in Cayuga County New York Map (db m88358) WM
76New York (Cayuga County), Aurora — First Home
Built by a white man Capt. Roswell Franklin in Cayuga County 1789. He was an officer in Sullivan-Clinton Campaign.Map (db m145813) HM
77New York (Cayuga County), Aurora — Peachtown
Site of Chonodote Cayuga village destroyed with orchard of 1500 trees during Sullivan Campaign September, 1779Map (db m145812) HM
78New York (Cayuga County), Aurora — Routes of the ArmiesGeneral John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
front face An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the week English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. rear . . . Map (db m145844) HM
79New York (Cayuga County), Brutus — William McCreedy
William McCreedy and family, burial site. Soldier in Revolution. Born 1755 - Died 1824. Early Methodist meeting held in nearby family home. Map (db m88480) HM
80New York (Cayuga County), Cayuga — Gansevoort Trail
Here where the Great Iroquois Trail turned east, there passed on the 21st day of September, 1779, Lieutenant-Colonel William Butler's force of 600 men from Major-General John Sullivan’s army, on their march to the Cayuga castle on the Great . . . Map (db m145775) HM
81New York (Cayuga County), Cayuga — Sullivan’s Campaign
One mile west Col. Butler crossed Cayuga Lake and destroyed Cayuga village of TicheroMap (db m131844) HM
82New York (Cayuga County), Cayuga — Sullivan-Clinton Campaign
Routes of the General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian Nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the . . . Map (db m143350) HM
83New York (Cayuga County), Mapleton — George Fleming
Captain in Revolution, Brev. Brig. Gen. 1816. Built this home on his military bounty land. Town named after him 1823Map (db m172399) HM
84New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Col. Comfort Tyler
1764-1827 Revolutionary soldier, Col. in War of 1812, surveyor, engineer salt maker. Settled here in 1811Map (db m159213) HM
85New York (Cayuga County), Montezuma — Early Cemetery
Early Cemetery Old Montezuma Cemetery Revolutionary War veteran Richard Damewood buried here 1850. Served at seige of British at Yorktown.Map (db m83546) HM
86New York (Cayuga County), Sterling — Town of Sterling
Town of Sterling Named after a Revolutionary officer, Lord Wm. Alexander Sterling. Set off from Cato 1812. First grist and saw mill built here in 1813Map (db m79753) HM
87New York (Cayuga County), Summerhill — 235 — Early Cemetery
Known as Summerhill Cemetery burials from 1806-1905 final resting place of soldiers who served in Revolutionary & Civil WarsMap (db m133165) HM
88New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Cayuga Castle
Site two miles east Cayuga village destroyed In Sullivan Campaign September 1779Map (db m145833) HM
89New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Cayuga CastleGoi-O-Gouen
Site of principal Cayuga village Destroyed Sept. 23. 1779 Sullivan CampaignMap (db m145841) HM
90New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Ge-Wa-Ga
A village of the Cayuga Nation, stood near this spot. It was occupied and destroyed by a detachment from the army of General John Sullivan, commanded by Lieut-Col. William Butler, which bivouacked here on the night of September 21, . . . Map (db m145819) HM
91New York (Cayuga County), Union Springs — Routes of the ArmiesGeneral John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
front face An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. rear face . . . Map (db m145834) HM
92New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Tadeusz Kosciuszko
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93New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — The Site of the First Gas Well
The Site of the First Gas Well in the United States. Lighted in honor of General Lafayette's visit June 4, 1825 Map (db m117565) HM
94New York (Chautauqua County), Hanover — American Revolution
American Revolution Lieutenant John Docksteder (British) was stationed here. Sept. 1, 1779, he led Senecas down Allegany Road to battle the Americans under Col. Brodhead near the Allegheny River. Map (db m108609) HM
95New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — American Revolution
American Revolution In early summer of 1782 a force of 250 Senecas led by Sayengaraghta and accompanied by a few British military foresters and Indian Department officers passed along Chautauqua Lake and outlet on its way to attack Hannastown, PA. . . . Map (db m94786) HM
96New York (Chautauqua County), Mina — Findley Lake, N.Y.
Findley Lake, N.Y., Settled by Alexander Findley, Sergeant Revolutionary War & War of 1812 - Built dam in 1815 to power his mill - This created lake from two ponds. Map (db m117546) HM
97New York (Chautauqua County), Mina — Veterans Memorial / Revolutionary War Memorial
Veterans Memorial. Placed in honor of the citizens of the town of Mina who served in the armed forces of the United States. Revolutionary War Memorial. Honoring Mina citizens •Alexander Findley •Josiah Morse •Juvenile Winters, who served in the . . . Map (db m117544) WM
98New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — To the Perpetual Memory
Antietam To the perpetual memory of the defenders of the Union in the wars of 1776, 1812, and Civil War 1861-1865. Revolutionary War. Dutton, Moses War of 1812. Corse, Cyrus; Cross, George; Eades, Elisha A.; Eastman, Daniel; Graham, Aretus . . . Map (db m117538) WM
99New York (Chemung County), Big Flats — Runonvea
Indian Village
Destroyed by Gen. Sullivan
August 13, 1779Map (db m43900) HM
100New York (Chemung County), Big Flats — William Mapes
5 years a Drum Major in the Continental Army, was present at the surrender of Cornwallis, and received an Honorable Discharge written by the hand of Washington. Died April 1, 1836 In the . . . Map (db m154253) HM WM

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