Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Revolutionary War Sites of Brooklyn

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Fort Greene Park
Fort Greene Park is mostly known for the Prison Ship Martyrs monument, which commemorates roughly 11,000 American soldiers who died aboard British prison ships (used after they ran out of space for prisoners on land) that were docked in New York's harbors during the war. But the park was also the site of one of the borough's more important forts (hence, the name of the entire neighborhood), originally named after Israel Putnam, but later renamed after Major General Nathanael Greene.

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