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.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
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. Marker is in Fort Greene Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); What is a redoubt anyway? (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Heroes of the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Greene Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Fowler (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Shirley A. Chisholm New York State Office Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . . Revolutionary War Death Ship. (Submitted on September 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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