B’klyn hunt for spirit of 1776 soldiers





They have not yet begun to fight.

Brooklyn civic groups are leading a charge to discover the exact burial place of over 200 Revolutionary War soldiers killed at the dawn of the United States and dumped near the Gowanus Canal.

“These are the men who allowed America to come into existence — it’s a question that needs to be resolved,” said Marlene Donnelly, a member of the Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus, which is working with archeologists to re-examine the region and urge action.

“The Battle of Gettysburg has an entire field put aside to remember it — and this one, we just don’t remember,” she added....



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