HISTORICAL MONUMENT



"Old Gravestones of Dutchess County, New York" by J. W. Poucher published in 1924, page 20.


Note: I have received the following information from Roy Jorgensen, President of the Fishkill Historical Society. "The Historical Monument is no longer at the location listed in Poucher. It was moved (pre-1989) to the grounds of the Van Wyck Homestead Museum which is about 1 mile south of the Village of Fishkill on Route 9."

CLASSIFICATION: Historical Monument.
LOCATION: On the New York and Albany Post Road, about two miles south of Fishkill Village on the east side of the road.
CONDITION: In good order.
INSCRIPTION: Copied August 16, 1916, by Miss Helen W. Reynolds.
REMARKS: Monument erected in 1897 by Melzingah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. During the War of the Revolution there was a military camp at Fishkill where many soldiers died from disease and hardship.

1. "1776-1783. In grateful remembrance of the brave men who gave their lives for their country during the American Revolution and whose remains repose in the adjoining field."


Copied by Charlotte Carey Dingee and transcribed by Liz DuBois

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