Celebrating the life and legacy of one of America's

bravest border men, valiant veterans of the Revolution, and distinguished pioneers.

This collection includes the following photos:

  • Oil painting by unknown artist. Photo by Mark Shedga of Mark Shedga Photography.
  • Painted in 1843 by Otis Allen Bullard (1816-1853), the work was commissioned by R.L. Underhill, publisher of John Niles Hubbard's 1842 biography of Moses Van Campen, "Sketches of Border Adventures, In The Life and Times of Major Moses Van Campen, A Surviving Soldier of the Revolution." The portrait is pictured on "Moses Van Campen ... In Tribute" courtesy of Jeff Salmon, a direct descendent of Moses Van Campen and Moses' grandson and biographer, John Niles Hubbard (1815-1897). “Moses Van Campen … In Tribute” is very grateful to Jeff Salmon for sharing this remarkable family heirloom. See Otis Allen Bullard's Portrait of Moses Van Campen for more information about the artist.
  • Picture on display at the Angelica Public Library, Angelica, NY.
  • Oil painting by unknown artist on display at Letchworth State Park Museum, Castile, NY.
  • Drawing from "Otzinachson: A History of the West Branch Valley of the Sesquehanna" by John Franklin Meginness, published 1889.
  • Picture of Moses as Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Angelica, from "The History of the Presbytery of Steuben: Including that of all the other Presbyteries to which the churches of Steuben and Allegany Counties have belonged, notices of ministers, elders, and missionaries, sketches of the existing churches of Presbytery, and over one hundred illustrations." by Rev. James A. Miller, Ph. D., published 1897.
  • Oil painting by John Phillips on display at the Angelica Public Library, Angelica, NY.

 

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“His Christianity was pure,
his views of religion sound
and scriptural, and his fidelity
and integrity of character
were like his own well aimed rifle,
true to the mark.”

 

– Rev. Thomas Aitken

Obituary of Moses Van Campen

"I was nurtured in the school of the rifle and the tomahawk."

 

- Moses Van Campen

“The notes of war are hushed,
The rage of battle o’er,
The warrior is at rest,
He hears our praise no more.
The soldier nobly fought
For all we dearly love,
He fought to gain a heavenly crown,
And now he reigns above.”

 

- Rev. Thomas Aitken
Inscription, Moses Van Campen's tombstone