Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

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1) This photo was taken at Fort Greene Park located downtown Brooklyn bet Myrtle and DeKalb Aves

2) This Prison Ship Martyrs monument marks the site of a crypt for more than 11,500 men and women prisoners of war , known as the prison ship Martyrs who dies in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. They were buried in a tomb near the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

3) Interesting, growing up passing this monument everyday as kids we thought it was a spooky monument to look at especially at night, now knowing what it stand for


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