Fort Jenkins was a 60-by-80-foot stockaded fort built by the Pennsylvania state militia on the land of Mr. Jenkins. It was garrisoned by Continental troops after 1779, abandoned in September 1780, and later burned by Indians.

This collection includes the following photos:

  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Fort Jenkins Marker located in Bloomsburg, PA. Photo by D.C. Hopkins for
  • Fort Jenkins commemorative tablet dedicated by the Moses Van Campen and Fort McClure Chapters DAR in 1925. The tablet reads, "Site of Fort Jenkins, Erected 1777-1778, Destroyed by Indians 1780, From 1781 to 1796 this Land was Owned by James Wilson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Marker placed by The Moses Van Campen and The Fort McClure Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, 1925". Photo by D.C. Hopkins for 


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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 Headstone