Indian Field Memorial in Van Cortlandt Park receives repairs

The Indian Field Memorial in the Bronx will be receiving some much needed tender love and care today, according to city park officials. 



The memorial located in Van Cortlandt Park will undergo a cleaning as technicians remove deteriorated concrete and reset and clean the stones.



Officials say they will also re-mortar the monument to improve its structural integrity and appearance. 



The base, plaque and surrounding fencing are also being cleaned and refurbished, park officials say 



The Indian Field Memorial was dedicated on June 14, 1906 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 



The cairn-like structure is made of natural boulders and supports a commemorative bronze marker detailing how Nimham and numerous Stockbridge Indian field scouts sacrificed their lives in a skirmish with British and Hessian soldiers nearby on August 31, 1778.


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