Friday, September 3, 2010

Follow Friday: Fishkill Supply Depot Revolutionary War Site

For the Geneabloggers sponsored Follow Friday , I would like to recommend a relatively new site: Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot. Below is a small excerpt taken from their site. We are fast loosing many of our historical sites and these folks are working to preserve this important part of our history from sale and development. Many or our revolutionary ancestors are believed to be buried here.

The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot have several aids on their website of material of use to researchers and historians. Many of us may have ancestors who served and were possibly bivouacked in this area during the Revolutionary War.

What is the Fishkill Supply Depot?

Named over three decades ago as "the last of the important Revolutionary War sites yet to be properly explored," the Fishkill Supply Depot remains so today: a one-of-a-kind site of national importance that has never gotten its due. Fishkill, New York, contains a key strategic center of the American Revolution, established and visited repeatedly by George Washington. Hallowed history happened here - hundreds of the original soldiers who fought to found the nation died and were buried here in unknown graves.

Check out their site if you are interested in Revolutionary History or in helping to preserve this land.

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