During the American Revolution Half Moon was a small hamlet situated near a Mohawk River ford on the Great Road from Albany to Fort George. It was strategically located near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers about nine miles north of Albany.
It was originally one of many small hunting camps established by Mohican people, who eventually sold or traded their land to settlers, though it remained a popular stopping place and river port during the time of the American Revolution. It was said that there was a fort there but it was more likely a small colonial blockhouse. [Read more…] about Half Moon As A Revolutionary War Camp