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A Few Shots Fired in Green-Wood Cemetery (for History)

August 26th, 2008 · No Comments

[Photo courtesy of Lost in Brooklyn/Flickr]

The annual reenactment of the Battle of Brooklyn took place at Green-Wood Cemetery this weekend, as part of a series of events commemorating that bloody bit of local history. (In case you missed it, yesterday, Ruth Edebohls from CUE posted a fascinating item about the location of a burial ground in Park Slope and Gowanus where more than 250 American soldiers might be buried.) There’s a full set of pics from the Green-Wood Cemetery reenactment that can be found here. Aaron Brashear, who posted the photos, wrote in an email: “A beautiful day in Green-Wood yesterday. Perfect for their Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration. While we missed the cannon squad, the reanactors were great, wonderful turn out from visitors and the press and another great event in Green-Wood…and remember the Battle which actually took place August 27, 1776!”

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