Re-enactment commemorates Battle of Brooklyn

Sunday marked the anniversary of the Battle of

Sunday marked the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War.

BROOKLYN - Sunday marked the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War.

To commemorate the day, people gathered in Green-Wood Cemetery, where American and British soldiers once clashed 237 years ago.

Visitors saw history come to life with re-enactments by the American Veterans of Living History. They told the story of the role of African-Americans in the Revolutionary War.

On display for the first time was a map from British Gen. Hugh Percy. Historians say the map was used as Percy led a division against George Washington's troops.

 

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