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  • Recollections of Life on the Prison Ship Jersey

    by Thomas Dring

    $24.95 List Price

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    FGPC hosts David Swain

    David Swain, editor of Thomas Dring's Recollections of Life on the Prison Ship Jersey In conversation with Norman Ryan from the Fort Greene Park Conservancy Co-hosted by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy In one of the darkest moments of the American Revolutionary War, captured American soldiers were…

    David Swain, editor of Thomas Dring's Recollections of Life on the Prison Ship Jersey

    In conversation with Norman Ryan from the Fort Greene Park Conservancy

    Co-hosted by the Fort Greene Park Conservancy

    In one of the darkest moments of the American Revolutionary War, captured American soldiers were jailed on British prison ships in the East River (current site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard) where cruel and unhealthy conditions led to the ignominious deaths of thousands. Their remains were eventually collected and entombed in the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in our own Fort Greene Park. In 1824, survivor Thomas Dring wrote a firsthand account of conditions aboard the Prison Ships, and his manuscript is now published in its entirety for the first time, with notes by historian David Swain. Swain reads from the book and talks about the manuscript and the surrounding events with Norman Ryan from the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, the organization that helps maintain the park and the monument. The Conservancy’s Chairman Charles Jarden will introduce the event with a few words about this charitable organization and the park, and a percentage of sales of Dring’s Recollections at Greenlight Bookstore will benefit the Conservancy.

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