Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
[Plaque on monument's opposite side from engraving]:
In memory of the 11,500 patriotic American Sailors and Soldiers who endured untold suffering, and died on the British prison ships, anchored in Wallabout during the Revolutionary War 1776 - 1782. Their remains lie buried in the crypt at the base of this monument which was dedicated on November 14, 1908.
This plaque was affixed by the Society of Old Brooklynites on June 1, 1960.
Erected 1908 by State of New York.
Location. 40° 41.497′ N, 73° 58.464′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Washington Park when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Greene Park. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Greene Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); BLDG 92 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clinton Hill Historic District Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. one mile away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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