Moses Van Campen's contributions to family, community and country have been recognized by many over the years. Collected below is a selection of those which have stood the test of time and continue to allow future generations to appreciate his legacy. We are indebted to those organizations and people which have funded and protected these pieces of history through the years.

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 descendant of Moses Van Campen and Moses' grandson and biographer, John Niles Hubbard (1815-1897).

The portrait of Moses Van Campen displayed in the Angelica Public Library was painted by John Phillips. Included in the History of Chicago by A.T. Andreas, published in 1885, is this biography John Phillips.

Unveiled on April 10, 1907, the Fort McClure Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), donated a stone marker and plaque commemorating the site of Fort McClure.

Unveiled August, 25, 1908, The Catherine Schuyler Chapter of the DAR dedicated a boulder and tablet marking the location where Moses Van Campen ran the gauntlet as a prisoner of the Seneca Indians.

Since 1946, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has dedicated markers to honor the people, places, and events which have contributed to and enhanced the lives of Pennsylvanians since it founding. The PHMC has dedicated two markers recognizing Moses Van Campen's contributions to protecting the early settlers of Pennsylvania.

A portrait of Moses Van Campen as Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Angelica was rediscovered March 1, 2013.

Founded in 1912, the Berwick, Pennsylvania Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was named in honor of Moses Van Campen. While the Chapter is no longer active, it was responsible for placing several historical markers over the years in and around Berwick, Pennsylvania including the Fort Wheeler and Fort Jenkins Markers. Both of which are directly related the life and times of Moses Van Campen.

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.

“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