Hudson Valley News
Mon November 11, 2013
More Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried In Fishkill Identified
FISHKILL – Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, the group seeking to preserve a 10.4 acre parcel of land in the Town of Fishkill known to be a burial site for Revolutionary War soldiers, has identified two dozen additional soldiers known to have been laid to rest there. That brings to 84, the number of Continental Army soldiers buried at the privately owned site on Route 9.
Group President Lance Ashworth said the property owner wants millions for the land.
“We have identified this half-acre portion that the burial is contained in,” Ashworth said. “The trouble is the remaining 10 acres he has includes other significant ruins from the Revolution including the foundations of the officers’ horse stables, and so what you have on his property is like a little time capsule of the Revolution.”
Ashworth said the group is seeking a matching grant to help fund the purchase and preservation of the property.