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The Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument: More Americans Died Emprisoned in New York Harbor than in All Revolutionary War Battles Combined

Looming over the trees atop one of the tallest hills in New York City stands a 149-foot-tall Doric column topped by an immense green copper lantern. At its base reads the inscription: “1776 THE PRISON SHIP MARTYRS MONUMENT 1908.” Who … Continue reading

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St. John’s Graveyard: Little Leaguers Now Play Ball Above 10,000 Corpses

Yellow Fever struck New York with a vengeance in the 1790s. The city’s tightly-packed neighborhoods and close proximity to the water on all sides made it an ideal breeding ground for the mosquito-spread death sentence. Those with the means to … Continue reading

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