After quitting fishkill we had seen more or less of the river, until we passed Claverack, where we took our leave of it.
On the ninth he encamped on the heights north of the fishkill.
Over yonder, said Grant, pointing across the river as he spoke, is Beacon and right across the river is fishkill.
It was not till after daylight that the British artillery could ford the fishkill with safety.
We reached the fishkill ferry at half-past eight, covering the twenty-mile journey in fifteen hours.
At fishkill we stopped for refreshments, and was waited on by a brass band and the Mayor and more baby's.
He fell back eight miles and took a position on the north bank of fishkill Creek near Saratoga.
The army took up its old positions along the heights into which the fishkill cuts deeply, as it runs to the Hudson.
The bridge over the fishkill had been destroyed; the artillery could not cross until the ford was examined.
The second day brought us fairly through the mountains, out on the plains of Dutchess, permitting us to sup at fishkill.