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Your search for posts with tags containing Jersey prison ship found 9 posts

What Killed Prisoners of War?—A Medical Investigation

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic medical descriptions. Throughout the Revolutionary War, prisoners learned that dysentery accompanied starvation. Confined to the prison ship Jersey in... The post What Killed Prisoners of War?—A...

Misadventures in the Countryside: Escape from a British Prison Ship

Thomas Painter inhaled sea water. As he struggled to recover from the “draft of Salt Water” that flooded his mouth and throat, he was... The post Misadventures in the Countryside: Escape from a British Prison Ship appeared first on Journal...

James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story

Of the thousands of men and women who contributed to the Patriot cause during the American Revolution, James McCubbin Lingan (1751–1812) stands out with... The post James McCubbin Lingan, an American Story appeared first on Journal of the American...

Walking Skeletons: Starvation on Board the Jersey Prison Ship

Eighteen-year-old Andrew Sherburne’s younger brother, Samuel, guided Sherburne into a room away from the rest of the family to help wash and dress him.... The post Walking Skeletons: Starvation on Board the <i>Jersey</i> Prison Ship...

This Week on Dispatches: Katie Turner Getty and the Notorious Prison Ship Jersey

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews JAR contributor and editorial board member Katie Turner Getty about a dark side of the American... The post This Week on Dispatches: Katie Turner Getty and the Notorious Prison Ship <i>Jersey</i>...

Death Had Almost Lost Its Sting: Disease on the Prison Ship Jersey

“There, rebels, there is a cage for you.”[1] Forced to row under guard of British marines, a boatload of captured American sailors approached the... The post Death Had Almost Lost Its Sting: Disease on the Prison Ship <i>Jersey</i>...

10 Facts About Prisoners of War

Co-authored with Don N. Hagist An inevitable facet of warfare is prisoners. During the American Revolution, thousands of soldiers and sailors were captured by each side and the prisoners suffered in many ways. The impact of these captures extended far...

The Jersey Prison Ship Records on Ebenezer Fox

As I wrote yesterday, on 5 May 1781 two Royal Navy ships captured the pride of the Massachusetts navy, the Protector, and its crew, including young Ebenezer Fox of Roxbury. (The picture here shows him over fifty years later.)The National Archives in London...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jun 2014

Ebenezer Fox on the Jersey

Ebenezer Fox was a teenaged sailor aboard the Massachusetts warship Protector when two Royal Navy vessels captured it off the coast of New Jersey on 5 May 1781. In his 1838 memoir Fox told this story of what happened next:About a third part of our ship’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Jun 2014

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