I just recently became aware of the Fishkill Supply Depot site and it’s practically just 15 minutes away. They’ve identified 80+ soldiers buried here with many, many more unidentified. Thought I’d share in case you’ve been looking for an ancestor who was known to be in these parts around the Revolutionary War or died nearby. Worth taking a peek!
In 2007, archaeological examination of a privately-held parcel of land in Fishkill, NY, confirmed what local historians and others could not: the existence of a Continental Army burial ground where dozens, perhaps hundreds, of soldiers lie in unmarked graves.
Shortly thereafter, the Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot (FOFSD) was formed to advocate for the preservation of this sacred site. As our group progressed a strong effort was made to identify the soldiers buried in Fishkill. Countless hours were spent scouring muster rolls, hospital records, and other primary source documents in an effort to identify the soldiers. “We will not rest until we know the names of every soldier who lies in the burial ground” said chief researcher Judy Wolf.