This collection includes the following photos: 

  • Angelica [Until Day of Dawn] Cemetery Marker, New York State Education Department 1940. Marker reads, "Site gift of Church Family, 1801; First burial, 1803; Among noted men of Allegeny Co. buried here are Major M. Van Campen, Capt. P. Church, Judge M. Grover and Rev. C. Fairbank." Source: Waymarking.com, retrieved 2012.
  • Resting place of Moses Van Campen. Marker reads, "Moses Van Campen, Died Oct. 15, 1849, Aged 92 years 9 m., 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." Words of Rev. Thomas Aitken. Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Resting place of Margaret Van Campen. Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Ensign Commission for Company of Rangers, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1780. Source: Pinterest, retreived 2008.
  • Lieutenant Commission for Company of Rangers, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1781. Source: Pinterest, retreived 2008. 
  • John Mohawk's tomahawk. Used by Moses Van Campen in 1780 to escape capture by the Iroquois. On display at Letworth State Park Museum, Castile, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com. 
  • Fire Bucket of Moses Van Campen. Preserved for future generations by the Almond Historical Society and on display at the "Hagedorn House" - home of the Society in Almond, NY. Photo by Almond Historical Society.
  • Wooden Dairy Ladle made by Seneca Chief John Mohawk as a gift for Moses Van Campen's daughter. On display at Letchworth State Park Museum, Castile, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Title page, Sketches of Border Adventures, In The Life and Times of Major Moses Van Campen, A Surviving Soldier of the Revolution by Hubbard & Minard, 1893.
  • Rifle, compass, jacob's staff, chain, and other relics of Moses Van Campen, now on display in the Angelica Public Library, Angelica, N.Y. Photo from Sketches of Border Adventures, In The Life and Times of Major Moses Van Campen, A Surviving Soldier of the Revolution by Hubbard & Minard, 1893. 
  • Moses Van Campen's compass. On display at the Angelica Public Library, Angelica, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Moses Van Campen's surveying tools. On display at the Angelica Public Library, Angelica, NY. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Reduced fac-simile of tables of computation of areas, made by Moses Van Campen, in the 91st year of his age. Photo from Sketches of Border Adventures, In The Life and Times of Major Moses Van Campen, A Surviving Soldier of the Revolution by Hubbard & Minard, 1893.
  • Commemorative boulder and plaque dedicated by the Catherine Schuyler Chapter N.S. D.A.R in 1908. Â The plaque reads, "Here in 1782, Major Moses Van Campen, a soldier of the revolution, captured by the Seneca’s, keepers of the western door of the Iroquois confederacy, ran the gauntlet thirty rods west to their ancient Council House, which is now preserved in Letchworth Park. This boulder was placed by the Catherine Schuyler Chapter N.S. D.A.R. 1908." Â Photo by D.C. Hopkins for MosesVanCampen.com.
  • Built in 1933 on Main Street in Benton, PA in honor of Moses Van Campen, the Hotel Moses Van Campen replaced the Benton Hotel known as the McHenry House which was lost to fire. The Hotel Moses Van Campen has since been replaced by another local business. Photo by www.BentonNews.net.

 

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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