Wednesday, March 30, 2011

January 15, 1777: Accounts of Americans Taken Prisoner at Fort Washington

Extract of a letter from Morristown, New Jersey, dated January 15, 1777: "The garrison that was taken at Fort Washington are mostly released, some of them told me that 1100 of the garrison died in the city, being starved to death; that provisions was very scarce with the enemy."

Essex Journal (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 6 Feb. 1777
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