To: Lebanon Valley Friends and Supporters
Cypress Hill is a neglected section of The Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon, NY.
Dating back over 200 years, it is the final resting place of numerous Revolutionary War Veterans
as well as veterans from more recent wars. A much needed restoration of this portion of the
cemetery is supported by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the NL Town Historian, the
Floyd Carlton Post of the American Legion, The Cemetery of the Evergreens Board, as well as
numerous others from the community. New Lebanon has the distinction of supporting the Revolution
with 20 or more veterans lying on this hill as well as another 30 or more buried in numerous
private cemeteries throughout the town.
Historical research of those interred here has been an exhaustive ongoing project by dedicated
The Hudson Chapter of the DAR is sponsoring an application for a ‘matching’ $10,000 grant to be
submitted by the end 2023. Local donations recently started with a letter from the Town Historian
distributed by the Town Clerk’s office to all residents. The short time frame to raise the
‘matching’ funds results in a direct appeal to benefactors to push the drive to or above the goal.
The DAR has established a working relationship with Christopher White of Albany to clean, repair,
and reset stones as needed to make this a fitting tribute to our Veterans as well as possible
expansion of the project to New Lebanon’s founding fathers and ancestors.
A positive response would be a fitting tribute and a lasting acknowledgment with the 2501h
anniversary of the Revolution on the horizon.
The Cemetery of the Evergreens Board is coordinating receipt of donations to:
Cemetery of the Evergreens
P.O. Box 773
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Memo-Cypress Hill Restoration Project
With sincere appreciation,
Friends of Cypress Hill Restoration
The Cemetery is a charitable organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. It may
be tax deductible as provided by the IRS