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Image of the Week

This week, 107 years ago, the cornerstone for the Prison Ship Martyr's monument was laid in Ft. Green Park. This memorial is erected to remember more than 11,500 American prisoners who suffered and died in captivity aboard sixteen British ships that served as prisons during the Revolutionaty Wat. The remains of some of the prisoners rest in the crypt underneath the monument.

As it happens, for the next month, approximately until mid-November, the Brooklyn Collection has an exhibit on display prepared by the Fort Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It chronicles the events of the Revolutionary Was as it was unfolding in Brooklyn.

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