Prison Ship Martyrs Association is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of advocacy for the proper remembrance of those Prison Ship Martyrs who willing gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
On February 5, 1855 the New York Times described who they were:
Their virtues were of an unobtrusive sort – their patriotism was of the stern breed that ends only with life. We know that rewards were offered to many of them if they would disown their country – rewards sometimes of money and sometimes of preferment in the British Navy. But money and preferment alike were spurned; they preferred the wormy bread and copper-poisoned meat, the stifled hold, the typhus, burial in a ditch, and names unstained by dishonor or treason to the cause, before pardon, wealth and preferment under a Government that was playing tyrant to their home.
If you can please contribute what you are able to for our cause. Any amount, even $5 or $10 will be appreciated. If you can donate any amount, we will email you a membership certificate in your name, which you can print, and is suitable for framing.
If you can contribute $100 or more you will be a Bronze Level Associate Member and receive your Bronze Level certificate in the mail, if $500 or more you will be a Silver Level Associate Member and receive your Silver Level certificate in the mail, and if $1000 or more you will be a Gold Level Associate Member and receive your Gold Level certificate in the mail.