Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW)

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Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War characters ↠ 107 Overcrowded and chronically underfed those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoesDespite the extraordinary number of lives lost Forgotten Patriots is the first ever account of what took place in these hell holes The result is a uniue perspective on the Revolutionary War as well as a sobering commentary on how Americans have remembered our struggle for independence and how much we have forgotte. Indispensable reference for historians and students of American History

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Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War characters ↠ 107 Between 1775 and 1783 some 200000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown Just over 6800 of those men died in battle About 25000 became prisoners of war most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands Evidence suggests that at least 17500 Americans may have died in these prisons than twice the number to die on the battlefield It was in New York not Boston or Philadelphia. My great grandfather fought in the Civil War and was briefly held prisoner by the Union after the Battle of Franklin in 1864 so I am understandably attracted to the history and ordeal of men who suffered in similar circumstancesThat said I was surprised to discover that this picture of the American Revolution has been relatively little noticed or discussed in our history We seem to be content with the iconic images of Washington Crossing the Delaware Valley Forge Concord and Lexington The Civil War justly attracts our attention but the tremendous impact of our revolution against England gathers little of the same enthusiasm Yet the proportional impact it had on the entire country not only rivals but often surpasses that of the Civil WarReal history is often lost in iconography which is why looking at the familiar as photographers know from unexpected or unexplored angles gives us new and revitalizing insights Burrows is adept at analyzing contemporary accounts of American POW experiences at the hands of the British separating fiction and exaggeration from the solid cores of fact and probability

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Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War characters ↠ 107 Where most Americans gave their lives for the cause of independenceNew York City became the jailhouse of the American Revolution because it was the principal base of the Crown's military operations Beginning with the bumper crop of American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings sugar houses and prison ships The prisoners were shockingly. A good book telling the story of Prisoners of War during the American Revolution The author focuses manly on American prisoners held within the NYC area He tells of the officers who were allowed to live in private homes as opposed to common soldiers and sailors who were either crowded in large buildings churches and factories that were appropriated for this purpose or prison ships He tells of the sualid conditions and the high death toll It covers the British indifference to the plight of the prisoners and the attempts by American officials to do prisoner exchanges The last part of the book tells about how these men were mainly forgotten over the years despite the occasional attempt to memorialize their sacrifice and suffering Some of the stats are a little exhausting and at the end when he is making the case for what percentage and the number of the people who were imprisoned or died he s basically just making an educated guess based on his figures


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    Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW) A fine work of history Burrows has retained a strong sense of focus on the American prisoners and their treatment by redcoats and historians alike Spoiler It turns out that the historians weren't much kinder than Provost Marshal William Cunningham His research was clearly extensive and his conclusions seem fair While the author m

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    Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW) Read & Download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Edwin G. Burrows Read & Download Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War In New York City alone firmly in British control for much of the war thousands of American prisoners were locked up in hell holes prison ships Sugar Houses and non Anglican churches where the conditions were beyond horrendous A huge majority of these prisoners died from star

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    Read & Download Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War Edwin G. Burrows á 7 Download Read & Download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Edwin G. Burrows My great grandfather fought in the Civil War and was briefly held prisoner by the Union after the Battle of Franklin in 1864 so I am understandably attracted to the history and ordeal of men who suffered in similar circumstancesThat said I was surprised to discover that this picture of the American Revolution has

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    Read & Download Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW) Read & Download Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á Edwin G. Burrows A good book telling the story of Prisoners of War during the American Revolution The author focuses manly on American prisoners held within the NYC area He tells of the officers who were allowed to live in private homes as opposed to common soldiers and sailors who were either crowded in large buildings churches

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    Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW) What happened to the prisioner's of war during the American Revolution? This is a piece of forgotten history They were put in prisions and war ships At one time New York celebrated these individuals Lauren Tarshis

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    Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War (NEW) Boldly written history of American Patriots and civilians who suffered inconceivably inhuman treatment on numerous prison ships and sugar houses during the American Revolutionary War at the hands of the BritishBurrows presents his research and unveils the horrors inflicted on over 17500 patriots These brave yet unfortunate prisoners chose to live in retched sualor close to starvation surrounded by disease and death rather than switch alle

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  • Hardcover
  • 364
  • Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War
  • Edwin G. Burrows
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780465008353