With impressive ceremony in Brooklyn, 3000 Long Island veterans are presented with service medals
Medals that the Corporation of Brooklyn had struck for the veterans of the Army and the Navy from Brooklyn and Long Island were presented in a large and impressive ceremony held at Fort Greene in Washington Park, present-day Fort Greene Park. Around three thousand men received the silver decoration. In attendance were Mayor Booth, Governor R.E.Fenton, and Admiral Faragut. (By John Osborne)
Peter Ross, A History of Long Island: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), I: 480.