Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (HM9O4)

Location: River Rouge, NY 11205 Kings County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 41.497', W 73° 58.464'

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Inscription
[Engraved into the limestone at the base of the tower]:
1776
The
Prison
Ship
Martyrs
Monument
1908

[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.
Details
HM NumberHM9O4
Tags
Year Placed1908
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586655 N 4505030
Decimal Degrees40.69161667, -73.97440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.497', W 73° 58.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 29.82" N, 73° 58' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)646, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Washington Park, River Rouge NY 11205, US
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