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The Prisoner: Joseph Ingraham

The crew of Hit and Run History heads to Boston to investigate a son of the North End: Joseph Ingraham.

Years before Ingraham was chosen as second officer of the ship Columbia, he experienced the Revolutionary War firsthand, along with the Boston Massacre and Tea Party. On board the Massachusetts warship Protector, he battled a British privateer, only to be captured the next year.

Between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Ingraham would be crowded on board the prison ship Jersey. Hit and Run History meets up with historian Joshua Smith to talk about the horrible conditions Ingraham would have faced aboard the prison ship Jersey—known to its inmates simply as "Hell."
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