Upcoming: Book Talk at Green-Wood Cemetery
A Union officer. A Confederate solider. Joined by blood and united inMore information here.
death. Clifton Kennedy Prentiss and William Scolay Prentiss were Maryland brothers who fought on opposing sides during the Civil War. Both were mortally wounded in the same late-War battle, as Clifton led an attack on the fort William was defending. Both were taken to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C., where poet and military hospital volunteer Walt Whitman became the link between them.
David H. Jones gives a book talk and signing on his exceptionally researched fictionalized account of the Prentiss brothers...Admission is free but space is limited. (Suggested $5 donation at
the door.) Call for reservations 718.768.7300. Following the book talk, Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a trolley tour to adjoining graves of the Prentiss brothers, as well as
other significant Civil War gravesites. The trolley tour is $20 / $10 for Historic Fund members. A national historic landmark--Est. 1838-- Our main entrance is located
at 500 25th Street (on 5th Avenue).
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