Hart Island: 1860s, Bronx County. Originally a Civil War
Training Camp. Fenced in for a Confederate POW camp in 1865 to hold 3,413 prisoners.
Occupied as part of Nike Base (NY15) at nearby Fort Slocum
by the 66th Guided Missile Battalion 1955-60. Today part of NYC Prisons, with
a potters field/cemetary, and private ownership.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
February 19, 2006