References for Lt. John Van Dyk’s Article
I. John Van Dyk as part of Marquis de Lafayette’s Funeral Procession:
Hone, Philip. “June 25.” The Diary of Philip Hone, 1828-1851, by Hone, edited by
Bayard Tuckerman, vol. 1, New York City, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1889, p.
108. 2 vols.
“Particulars of the Funeral Honours to the Memory of General La Fayette, with
the Eulogium Delivered by General James Tallmadge, June 26, 1834.”
Documents of the Board of Aldermen, of the City of New-York, from No. 1
to No. 61 inclusive – from May 19, 1834, to May 4, 1835., vol. 1, New York
City, 1835, pp. 97-98.
II. John Van Dyk and his role in the Execution of Andre:
Abbatt, William. The Crisis of the Revolution: Being the Story of Arnold and
André. New York City, Empire State Society, Sons of the American
Peixotto, Ernest. A Revolutionary Pilgrimage Being an Account of a Series of
Visits to Battlegrounds and Other Places Made Memorable by the War of the
Revolution. Illustrated by Ernest Peixotto, New York City, Charles
Scribner’s Sons, 1917.
– Ernest Peixotto mentions that Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown
possesses a letter from John Van Dyk regarding the execution of Major Andre
Van Dyk, John. “Major André, Letter of Col. Van Dyk to John Pintard, August 27,
1821.” Historical Magazine, vol. VIL, no. 8, Aug. 1863, pp. 250-52.
– John Van Dyk’s recollection of the trial and execution of Major John
André for his involvement in the Benedict Arnold treason conspiracy.
Van Dyk was one of the four Continental officers to accompany André
on the march from the area of his confinement (today’s 76 House) to
the gallows on October 2, 1780.
III. John Van Dyk and his confinement as a prisoner on the British Prison Ship Jersey:
Van Dyk, John. “Narrative of Confinement in the Jersey Prison Ship.” Historical Magazine,
vol. VII, no. 5, May 1863, pp. 147-51.
– John Van Dyk’s personal account of his time as a prisoner of the
British aboard the notorious prison ship Jersey in Wallabout Bay,
Brooklyn, NY. Van Dyk’s illness that led to his capture was probably
malaria or Yellow Fever based on the description of his symptoms of
fever, body aches, jaundice and lethargy.
IV. Selected Articles:
Two of the above articles—one describing Major Andre’s Execution (pp. 250-252) and the other Van Dyk’s confinement on the British prison ship (pp. 147-151) –can be found here: