Fort Van Auken
Fort Van Auken: 1777, Orange County, Town of Deer Park. A fortification, possibly a blockhouse, built by Daniel Van Auken behind his house and barn. Attacked by Joseph Brant, July 1779, withstood the attack for over one hour and was the only fortification in Minisink not taken. Another, partially destroyed, was Fort Martinus Decker. Site on Neversink Drive 2 miles east of Port Jervis.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
February 24, 2006