Collection: American Prisoners Of The Revolution

The Prisons Of New York

“Out of over 2600 prisoners taken on that day, in two months & four days 1900 were killed in the infamous sugar houses and other prisons in the city.” – Benson J. Lossing  in his Pictorial Field Book Of The Revolution We will now endeavor to describe the principal places of confinement used by the British in New York during the early years of the war. Lossing, in his Field Book of the Revolution, thus speaks of these dens of misery: “At the fight around Fort Washington,” he says, “only one hundred Americans were killed, while the British loss was

The Adventures Of A Naval Officer

In the year 1806 a little book with this title was published in New York, by Captain Nathaniel Fanning. It was dedicated to John Jackson, Esquire, the man who did so much to interest the public in the preservation and interment of the remains of the martyrs of the prisonships in the Wallabout.

Fanning was born in Connecticut, in the year 1755. On the 26th of May, 1778, he went on board the brig Angelica, commanded by Captain William Dennis, which was about to sail on a six months cruise. There were 98 men and boys in the crew, and Fanning was prize-master on board the privateer. She was captured by the Andromeda, a frigate of 28 guns, five days from Philadelphia, with General Howe on board on his way back to England.

Memoir Of Eli Bickford

“If a difficulty arose between two of them it was settled in the following manner. The prisoners formed a circle in the center of which the disputants took their stand, and exchanged a few rounds of well-directed blows, after which they shook hands, and were better friends than before.” – Eli Bickford Eli Bickford, who was born on the 29th of September, 1754, in the town of Durham, N. H., and enlisted on a privateer, was taken prisoner by the British, confined at first on the Old Jersey, and afterwards sent to England with many others, in a vessel commanded

A Bibliography On the Old New Jersey

The writer of this volume has been very much assisted in her task by Mr. Frank Moore’s Diary of the Revolution, a collection of extracts from the periodicals of the day. This valuable compilation has saved much time and trouble. Other books that have been useful are the following. Adventures of Christopher Hawkins. Adventures of Ebenezer Fox. Published in Boston, by Charles Fox, in 1848. History of Brooklyn by Stiles. Bolton’s Private Soldier of the Revolution. Bigelow’s Life of B. Franklin, vol II, pages 403 to 411. Account of Interment of Remains of American Prisoners. Reprint, by Rev. Henry R.

U and V Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. U Surnames Urson Ullaby Thomas Umthank Benjamin Uncers Joseph Union Obadiah Upton John Usher Andre Utinett Abirnelech Uuncer V Surnames Peter Vaidel Pierre Valem Joseph Valentine George Vallance David Vallet

W Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. W Surnames Christian Wadde Benjamin Wade Thomas Wade (2) Christopher Wadler Richard Wagstaff Joseph Wainwright Jacob Wainscott Matthew Wainscott Charles Waistcoott Ezekiel Waistcoat Jabez Waistcoat Jacob Waistcoat John Waistcoat Joseph

X, Y, and Z Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. X Surnames John Xmens Y Surnames Joseph Yalkington Joseph Yanger Joseph Yard Thomas Yates Francis Yduchare Adam Yeager Jacob Yeason Jacob Yeaston Pender Yedrab George Yoannet Edward Yorke Peter Yose

T Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. T Surnames Anthony Tabee John Taber (2) Thomas Taber Samuel Table John Tabor Pelack Tabor Ebenezer Tabowl Ebenezer Talbot Silas Talbott Ebenezer Talbott Wilham Talbut James Talketon Archibald Talley John

S Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. S Surnames Francisco Sablong John Sachel Jonathan Sachell George Sadden George Saddler John Sadens Abraham Sage Edward Sailly John Saint Elena Saldat Gilbert Salinstall Luther Salisbury Michael Sallibie John Salmon

B Prisoners of The Old Jersey

The following is a list of men who were imprisoned upon the ship called “The Old Jersey” during the Revolutionary War. The tales the men told of their sufferings can be compared with those suffered by the North imprisoned at Camp Sumter (Andersonville Prison) during the War of the Rebellion. To find out more about the condition of life upon this ship during their incarceration, see the source listed below. B Surnames Franklin Babcock William Babcock James Babel Jeremiah Babell Jean Babier Abel Baboard Vascilla Babtreause Francis Bachelier Jonathan Bachelor Antonio Backalong Francis Backay Benjamin Bacon Esau Bacon Judah Bacon