American Prisoners of the Revolution

By Danske Dandridge. Reprinted for the web.

"American Prisoners Of The Revolution" is the definitive work on the American Prisoners of the Revolutionary War. The bulk of the book is devoted to personal accounts, of the conditions endured by United States prisoners at the hands of the British, as preserved in journals or diaries kept by physicians, ships' captains, and the prisoners themselves. Titles of genealogical interest is the alphabetical list of 8,000 men who were imprisoned on the British vessel The Old Jersey, which was copied from the papers of the British War Department and incorporated in the appendix. Also included is a Muster Roll of Captain Abraham Shepherd's Company of Virginia Riflemen and a section on soldiers of the Pennsylvania Flying Camp who perished in prison, 1776-1777.

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