4th of July, 2010. Independence Day.
The Prison Ship Martyrs' monument in Fort Green Park, Brooklyn.
"The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, marks the site of a crypt for more than 11,500 prisoners of war who died in captivity, known as the prison ship martyrs.
It consists of a 100-foot (30 m)-wide granite staircase and a central Doric column 149 feet (45 m) in height, the tallest freestanding Doric column in the world when it was built. At the top is an eight-ton urn. It was designed by renowned architect Stanford White (1853–1906)...
More American soldiers and sailors died of intentional neglect in these ships than died on all the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, combined."
Taken last night evening. See the next shot in this gallery for an inscription on the monument.
Taken with SmugShot on my iPhone