“His Christianity was pure,

his views of religion sound

and scriptural, and his fidelity

and integrity of character

were like his own well aimed rifle,

true to the mark.”


– Rev. Thomas Aitken

Obituary of Moses Van Campen

"I was nurtured in the school of the rifle and the tomahawk."


- Moses Van Campen

“The notes of war are hushed,

The rage of battle o’er,

The warrior is at rest,

He hears our praise no more.

The soldier nobly fought

For all we dearly love,

He fought to gain a heavenly crown,

And now he reigns above.”

- Rev. Thomas Aitken

Inscription, Moses Van Campen's tombstone