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Stunning Fact on Revolutionary War


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Fifty to 70 percent of all prison ship captives died. Given the choice between a prison ship and joining the British, some prisoners switched sides. (Edwin Burrows)

Of the thirty thousand prisoners taken in the first year at the battle of Brooklyn (NY), 18000 died on prison ships during the eight years of war. Those British and their war crimes? Also the loyal to the crown Tory influence in NY left the men captured treated as traitors.

"Rebels, bring out your dead" appeared to be the way the soldiers were woke each day. More Cutlass details. But I doubt I'll add any Q&D Prison Bark. But maybe we need a rescue in an upcoming adventure of captives taken by the Russians at Nantes or English at Noire. Viva le Vert Valiant and Legion de Fer.



Yours,

   red



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