Did You Know There Is a Mass Grave in New York?
Posted on December 4, 2012 by
Did you know that 11,500 Revolutionary War prisoners were buried in a Brooklyn, New York park? Neither did I.
During the war, the British kept prisoners of war in decrepit ships in Wallabout Bay. In the poor conditions they were forced to endure, disease and malnutrition killed scores of people. Other prisoners were forced to take them to shore and bury them in shallow graves. Eventually, a monument was created in nearby Fort Greene Park to commemorate the Martyrs, as they were called. Their bodies were re-interred from the shoreline to the park, which includes a crypt and a tall monumental tower.
Watch the video below from AOL's "What Remains" series. And of course, we've added Fort Greene Park to Xploritall in case you want to add it to your travel Wishlist.
What Remains 03 – Fort Greene Park