Presented by Robert Watson
Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked fear and loathing of British troops. Join Robert as he explores the long forgotten story of the bloodiest “battle” of the Revolution, when an old British prison ship claimed more American lives than were lost in combat during the entirety of the War and how the affair would help rally the cause and win the War.
Tickets for this event go on sale October 13. *All attendees must purchase a ticket for Special Lectures. There is no reserved seating for this lecture.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
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Tickets will not be mailed. All purchasers will have their names on a will-call list at check-in.