Third Thursday Presentation Tom Hogan

Check out Tom Hogan's Third Thursday presentation on the the Christmas Cartel. In 1776, on Christmas Eve, 225 sickly American prisoners were marched from British military jails in New York City onto a transport ship called the Glasgow. They had been serving in the Continental Army and were captured while fighting the British on Long Island or Manhattan. Most of the group were enlisted soldiers from Connecticut. During the American Revolution, ships on humanitarian missions like the Glasgow were referred to as “cartels”.