Since the first guns of the American Revolution were fired, West Point has been considered the country’s most significant military installation on the Hudson River north of New York City. Defending the post was critical to achieve America’s independence. Farther north but forgotten over time, The Fishkill Supply Depot also was critical for the survival of the Continental Army and the birth of the United States.
The Fishkill military depot occupied 70 acres about 23 miles north of West Point. Mostly gone due to development during the 1960s and 1970s, the plight of the Fishkill Supply Depot site in Dutchess County, along with the uncertainty of remnants of a nearby tavern, has rallied a regiment of people to support the preservation of these properties as tributes to America’s first patriots.
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