The story of the Prentiss brothers of the Civil War is one of the most fascinating tales of that event. It has it all: brothers from a border state, with different loyalties, one going north to fight to preserve the Union, one going south to fight for the Confederacy. Th... Read more
Sue Ramsey has done it again!
Sue is one of Green-Wood's Civil War Project's wonderful--and tremendously dedicated--volunteer researchers. Retired from the Southern California Gas Company, she has been working her way, since 2005, through the now 5,200 volunteer-researche... Read more
On Friday evening, November 1, 1918, a Brooklyn Rapid Transit subway train left the Park Row station in Manhattan, ran east across the East River, then south through Brooklyn. At 6:42 p.m., it crashed near the intersection of Malbone Street, Flatbush and Ocean Avenues; 93 pe... Read more
There is always another story to be discovered at Green-Wood.
I was recently out in section 52, lots 8022-8027--the Bangs Family Lots--looking for a particular gravestone. These lots form a large circle, just feet from the intersection of Locust and Southwood Avenues. Sev... Read more
After leading tours at Green-Wood for 28 years, I still love to create new ones. One of the virtues of doing new and different tours of Green-Wood: I get to research and learn. So it is with my recent tour, "Sound the Alarm: Green-Wood's Firemen." I knew, before I began ... Read more