Battle of Brooklyn re-enactors

Click here for information about Green-Wood’s 2012 celebration of the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.

The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776 on land that is now Green-Wood Cemetery, was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

In memory of the brave patriots who battled for our country’s independence The Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a day of free commemoration ceremonies and trolley tours.

Click play below to watch slideshows from our past Battle of Brooklyn commemorations. Click here and here to read related blog posts by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman.