Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Revolutionary War Sites of Brooklyn

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Greenwood Cemetery
Another one of the major Battle of Brooklyn sites, the Greenwood Cemetery is home to "Battle Hill," the highest point in Brooklyn, which was used by American soldiers as a stronghold. But, as with most Battle of Brooklyn stories, this one ends tragically, with American soldiers being surrounded and slaughtered. The Altar to Liberty monument (more widely known as the cemetery's Minerva statue) was built here in 1920, and every year the cemetery plays host to Battle of Brooklyn day, which is commemorated with trolley rides, a parade, a memorial service, and most importantly, cannon-firing, horse-riding re-enactors.

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