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When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the forces of the king of Great Britain developed a network of forts along the length of Long Island to defend the New York area and create a front to Patriot forces across the Sound in Connecticut. Fort Franklin on Lloyd's Neck became a refugee camp for Loyalists and saw frequent rebel attacks. In Huntington, a sacred burial ground was desecrated, and Fort Golgotha was erected in its place, using tombstones as baking hearths. In Setauket along the ...

Lost British Forts of Long Island 2017, History Press

ISBN-13: 9781625858535

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Lost British Forts of Long Island 2017, History Press Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781540217318

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