1500-1799 | United States

OUR MORNING’S SALUTATION – ‘REBELS ! TURN OUT YOUR DEAD !’

10 August 1781 During the American Revolutionary War, the British kept so many captive rebels in New York that it became a virtual city of prisons. Thousands were confined in squalid conditions and with little to eat, in makeshift jails converted from old sugar refineries, churches and warehouses. Captured officers were sometimes able to purchase…