Revolutionary War

Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys

Ethan Allen Born – Today in History: January 10

January 10, 2017

On January 10, 1738, future hero of the Revolutionary War Ethan Allen was believed to have been born to a... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Litchfield, Revolutionary War, Salisbury, War and Defense

Ralph Earl, Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott Dies – Today in History: December 1

December 1, 2016

On December 1, 1797, signer of the Declaration of Independence Oliver Wolcott died while serving his term as Connecticut’s governor.... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Litchfield, Oliver Wolcott, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Windsor

Broadside dated January, 1770 addressing the removal of white pine logs from the King's Woods in the province of New Hampshire - Library of Congress, American Memory

The White Pine Acts – Who Knew?

November 29, 2016

The British government made it illegal for colonials to cut down white pine trees over 24 inches in diameter—preserving the trees for use as masts on British naval ships. …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Crime and Punishment, Law, Middletown, Revolutionary War, Who Knew?

Detail of the Articles of Confederation, ratified March 1, 1781 - National Archives

The Articles of Confederation: America’s First Constitution

November 8, 2016

The Articles of Confederation loosely served as the nation's first formal governing document, until ultimately being replaced by the US Constitution. …[more]

Categories: Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Shelton

Pulling Down the Statue of King George II, New York City

Mariann Wolcott and Ralph Earl – Opposites Come Together and Make History

September 29, 2016

The story of Mariann Wolcott and Ralph Earl captures much of the complexity the Revolutionary War brought to the lives and interactions of ordinary citizens. …[more]

Categories: Arts, Bolton, Litchfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Oliver Wolcott, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Nathan Hale Statue, Hartford

Nathan Hale Hanged in New York – Today in History: September 22

September 22, 2016

On September 22, 1776, the British hanged Revolutionary War soldier Nathan Hale for spying. Born in Coventry in 1755, Hale... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Coventry, Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War, The State, War and Defense

Enoch Smith Woods, Colonel Thomas Knowlton

Thomas Knowlton: A Small Town’s National Hero

September 16, 2016

Thomas Knowlton is arguably Ashford’s most widely recognized war hero. His service during the Seven Years’ War and the American... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Ashford, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Needlework by Prudence Punderson

Prudence Punderson, Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Artist: Needlework in Connecticut

September 16, 2016

Completed in the 1700s, “The First, Second and Last Scene of Mortality” is considered to be one of the most spectacular pieces of needlework in US history. …[more]

Categories: Arts, Preston, Revolutionary War, Women

Bushnell's Turtle

The Turtle Submarine – Today in History: September 6

September 6, 2016

On September 6, 1776, the first functioning submarine, called the Turtle, attacked the HMS Eagle anchored in New York Harbor.... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Invention and Technology, Old Saybrook, Revolutionary War, War and Defense, Westbrook

Fort Griswold, 1781

Fort Griswold Attacked – Today in History: September 6

September 6, 2016

On September 6, 1781, British forces overtook Fort Griswold and, in an infamous move that would be recalled throughout the... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, Groton, New London, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

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