Rafferty's monument can be found within the triangle and was recently restored by the NYC Parks Department and volunteers from the Newtown Historical Society.
This depiction of Rafferty appears in the San Francisco Call, May 23, 1899. The article reported the news that Rafferty was ill and dying in Trinidad. He suffered from the disease for another four years before dying of malaria in Trinidad.
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Backstory and Context
Gallant Captain Rafferty Dying, San Francisco Call, 23 May 1899.
Capt. Rafferty's Body Here, to be Buried To-day with Military Honors, New York Times, September 3, 1903.
Matthew Er, "Hero Capt. Malcolm Rafferty is Honored," Queens Chronicle,Dec 18, 2014 http://www.qchron.com/editions/western/hero-capt-malcolm-rafferty-is-honored/article_9c797c16-7340-5... accessed 2/28/16