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    National Historic Site Georgia


Visitors listen to a volunteer leading a tour.
Visitors participate in a volunteer-led tour of the prison site.
NPS/E. Leonard

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Did You Know?

The HMS Jersey in 1782

Around 30,000 Americans were kept as prisoners of war in and around New York City during the Revolutionary War. Most of these prisoners were held in warehouses, churches, and on ships in nearby harbors. An estimated 18,000 (60%) died as prisoners from 1775 to 1783. Of those, over 10,000 are thought to have perished on prison ships, most notably the Whitby and the Jersey.