Entries Tagged as 'Revolutionary War'

Our Connection to the Prison Ship Martyrs

September 5th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Explore New York

The thousands of Revolutionary War prisoners who died in horrible and inhumane conditions aboard ships moored in New York waters form one of the most neglected chapters of American history. Many New Yorkers and Americans do not know about or have forgotten these prisoners, even though a far larger number of those fighting for the […]

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In Our Midst: The Prison Ship Martyrs

September 30th, 2010 · 34 Comments · Explore New York

To walk thoughtfully around the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park is to be asked to delve into a story of unspeakable horror that took place right in New York City’s waters during the Revolutionary War. It’s a story that many of us in the 21st century do not know or one […]

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