By Michael Grisi: A work of fiction based on actual historic facts. This book gives a realistic description of the prison ships that existed during the American Revolution. The Jersey, which was anchored in New York harbor and the inhumane treatment of prisoners is described. Although historians cannot agree on a number, it is estimated that as many as 11,000 men died on board the Jersey in a three-year span. This is more than the 7,200 men that died in battle during the seven-year conflict. You’ll read about the privateers who helped destroy British commerce along the coast. The murder of Joshua Huddy of Toms River, a real person, resulted in the first international incident involving the United State.