Categories: Benedict Arnold, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Ridgefield
Battle at Ridgefield – Today in History: April 27
On April 27, 1777, American forces under the command of Major General David Wooster attacked the retreating British troops under Major General William Tryon in Ridgefield. In anticipation of Tryon’s return march to Long Island Sound after the April 25 and 26 attack on Danbury, Wooster, General Benedict Arnold and General Gold Selleck Silliman deployed their forces of militia and members of the Continental Army farther westward. While Wooster attacked Tryon from the rear, Arnold and his men set up a roadblock at the north end of Ridgefield’s town center. It was here that the fiercest of the fighting occurred.