As some of you may have seen, there has been lots of news coverage about the Maryland 400 recently. A site in Brooklyn long said to contain the graves of the Marylanders killed in 1776 is being excavated ahead of proposed construction of a school. Our project director Owen Lourie spoke to the Baltimore Sun about the Maryland 400 and their role in the Battle of Brooklyn:
If you want to learn more about the archaeological study of the site, check out these articles:
- “Looking for the Maryland 400’s mass grave” [WYPR]
- “Battle of Brooklyn ‘grave site’ at heart of new conflict over development plans” [The Guardian]
- “Possible Dig in Brooklyn for Troops Who Saved Washington” [Military.com]
Hopefully, the findings of the dig will be released soon. Whether or not any trace of the Marylanders is found, it’s wonderful that so much attention is being paid to them and the Battle of Brooklyn. We’re proud that we can do our part by telling their story.