Search for unmarked grave that holds bloody secrets of 1776 Battle of Brooklyn: Author calls for memorial to bravery of hundreds of Washington’s men who were slain trying to protect New York
Source: Daily Mail UK
Author: Jennifer Newton
Bodies of hundreds slain in the Battle of Brooklyn have never been found
The battle was one of the bloodies to take place during Revolutionary War
There are growing calls to find the mass grave where the men were buried
This is so a monument in the New York borough can be erected in their honor
A campaign is growing to find the scores of bodies of Maryland soldiers who died in a bloody battle during the Revolutionary War so a monument can be erected in their honor.
It is believed that hundreds of bodies of men killed during the Battle of Brooklyn are buried in what is now the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood.
They died, along with hundreds of others during the battle in August 1776, in what is also know as the Battle of Long Island.