Title: The Wallabout Martyrs
Creator: Walt Whitman
Date: March 16, 1888
Publication information: New York Herald 16 March 1888: 4.
Source: Our transcription is based on a digital image of a microfilm copy of an original issue.
Whitman Archive ID: per.00115
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, April Lambert, and Susan Belasco
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[In Brooklyn, in an old vault, marked by no special recognition, lie huddled at this moment the undoubtedly authentic remains of the stanchest and earliest revolutionary patriots from the British prison ships and prisons of the times 1776-83, in and around New York and from all over Long Island; originally buried—many thousands of them—in trenches in the Wallabout sands.]
1. Reprinted in the "Sands at Seventy" annex to Leaves of Grass (1888). [back]