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Upstate New York group lands $25K federal grant to preserve Revolutionary War cemetery site


FISHKILL, New York — A Hudson Valley group working to preserve the nation's largest burial ground for Revolutionary War soldiers has received a nearly $25,000 grant from the federal government.

The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot has received $24,600 from the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.

The group will use the funds to create maps that depict archaeological features of the supply depot, which was located in the Dutchess County town of Fishkill.

The site served as Gen. George Washington's major supply depot during the war. Thousands of soldiers passed through the sprawling complex, and hundreds are believed to be buried in what was the depot's cemetery, now a patch of woods along Route 9.

Information produced by the Fishkill Supply Depot group will be released to the public to boost support for future preservation projects.

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