Fishkill (Dutch for fish creek)played an important role in the Revolutionary War when a vast military encampment was established one mile (1.6 km) below the village to guard the mountain pass to the south. Signal fires lay in readiness on tops of the surrounding mountains. The Fishkill encampment became the main supply depot for the northern division of the Continental Army. The first 1,000 copies of the New York State Constitution were turned out on Samuel Loudon's press at Fishkill in 1777. Trinity Episcopal Church became a hospital for soldiers recovering from smallpox, and the Dutch Reformed Church was used as a military prison.
The town of Fishkill was created in 1788 as part of a general formation of towns in Dutchess County. Fishkill was reduced by the formation of the towns of LaGrange (Wikipedia).
SOLOMON HALLET MILITARY PAGE FROM ANCESTRY.COM Solomon Hallet, with others of his family, including his brother Elisha, were engaged in the Revolutionary War from Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Solomon Hallet served from 1775 to 1779.July 1775 July 1-- enlisted 6 mos. with Capt Joshua Gray Volunteers. November 31, 1775 Capt. Joshua Gray's Company November 1, 1775, discharged December 31, 1775. (Bangs p. 56, Pension File S 29873).1775 Dec 1 yrs w/ Capt Harwood, Colonel Learned's Regt, discharged at Fishkill. (Pension File S 29873). 1777 January 1 to April 1. Tarpaulin Cove. Amelia Emerson's 1935 "Early History of Naushon Island" finds Captain Elisha Nye's company at Tarpaulin Cove January 10 to April 1, 1777. Solomon Hallet was on this roster.
Naushon is part of the Elizabeth Islands stripping southwest off the port of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (Emerson, Amelia Forbes).1777 6 mos with Capt Elish Nyes Co. , Col. Defoth...
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One of many pages of Pension File S 29.873 from FHC film 971167
Memorial Stone Aug. 13, 1840 Age 82
Patriot in the Revolutionary War qualifies descendants for Memberships in the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Revolution, or Children of the Revolution--NSCAR, NSDAR, NSSAR