Fishkill, New York, 1778

Map showing Fishkill, NY
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

"That village where you count scarcely more than 50 houses in the space of two miles has for a long time been the principal depot of the American Army.

It is there that they have placed the magazines, the hospitals, the work shops, but all these establishments form a village by itself, composed of fine and large barracks which they have constructed in the woods at the foot of the mountains."

— account of Fishkill by the Marquis de Chastellux, November 20, 1760 from A history of Fishkill, N.Y., 1683-1873.