Item description for Recollections of the Jersey Prison Ship (American Experience Series) by Albert Greene & Thomas Dring...
Overview The miseries endured by American seamen during the Revolutionary War are documented in Captain Dring's account of his experience as a prisoner on the Jersey off the coast of Long Island.
Publishers Description The miseries endured by American seamen during the Revolutionary War are documented in Captain Dring's account of his experience as a prisoner on the Jersey off the coast of Long Island. Originally published in 1829.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1986
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 0918222923 ISBN13 9780918222923
Availability 68 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 02:15.
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Who Knew? Jan 17, 2009
Recollections of the Jersey Prison Ship is a first-person account of life aboard a Revolutionary War "hell hole" for a year spanning 1782-83. The ship was at anchor in New York Harbor for most of the war. The account was written by Thomas Dring in 1824, near the end of his life, and was compiled and edited by Albert Greene to form the present (short) book. The account is nothing short of jaw-dropping and amazing, well worth the two or three hours it takes to read. Almost twice as many men died on the Jersey as there were battle deaths during the Revolutionary War! I consider myself a student of history, and I had no idea this was happening.