A Civil War battle was fought on the site now occupied by Green-Wood Cemetery which opened in 1835 in Brooklyn. It is the final resting place for approximately 5,000 veterans from both the union and confederate armies. The Cemetery has recently published Final Camping Ground: Civil War Veterans at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, In Their Own Words by Jeffrey I. Richman. This is a great place to spend an afternoon. Pack a lunch, bring a book and a camera. Being the highest point in Brooklyn the views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty are great. There are beautiful ancient trees and green grass. It's also quiet and not crowded.
For more information visit www.greenwoodcemetery.org