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The single biggest location of American deaths during the American Revolution was aboard the prison ships anchored (or mired) in Wallabout Bay, on the north shore of Brooklyn, where the Brooklyn Navy Yard later was located.

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The fighters “belonged to local minorities who feared living in a . . . society where a distrusted majority could dominate them.”

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Two centuries after the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution, archaeologists are digging up a concrete lot in Brooklyn, N.Y., to settle a mystery over the mass grave of famed Maryland soldiers.

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You might be surprised to know that one of the most influential patriots of the American Revolution was once referred to as “a corrupt and unprincipled rascal” by U.S. President James Monroe. Monroe was speaking of James Swan, a name that is virtually unknown today, but one that should be in the panoply of founding fathers for the simple reason that he paid off the extensive American financial debt to France singlehandedly.

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