Revolutionary War

Burning of Fairfield

British Burn Fairfield – Today in History: July 7

July 7, 2017

On July 7, 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the British anchored a fleet of warships off the coast of Fairfield,... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Fairfield, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Leffingwell Inn, Norwichtown

Christopher Leffingwell Born – Today in History: June 11

June 11, 2017

On June 11, 1734, businessman and civic leader Christopher Leffingwell was born in Norwich. Leffingwell’s ancestors founded Norwich in the... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Norwich, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Detail of Guilford and Long Island

Stealth Attack from Guilford Launched – Today in History: May 23

May 23, 2017

On May 23, 1777, Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs launched a lightning raid from Sachem Head in Guilford on Sag Harbor... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Guilford, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Fight at Ridgefield

Battle at Ridgefield – Today in History: April 27

April 27, 2017

On April 27, 1777, American forces under the command of Major General David Wooster attacked the retreating British troops under... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Ridgefield

Governor Tryon's Expedition to Danbury

The British Attack Danbury – Today in History: April 26

April 26, 2017

On April 25, 1777, British forces land at the mouth of the Saugatuck River with plans to attack Danbury. General... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Danbury, Revolutionary War

John Warner Barber, Public square or green, in New Haven

Benedict Arnold Demands the Key – Today in History: April 22

April 22, 2017

On April 22, 1775, Benedict Arnold demanded the key to New Haven’s powder house. After hearing the news of the... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, New Haven, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Ralph Earl, The Battle of Lexington, April 19th, 1775 etched by Amos Doolittle

News From Lexington: Contemporary Views of the Opening Battles of the American Revolution

April 19, 2017

A rare set of prints by New Haven printer Amos Doolittle depicts the momentous events of April 19, 1775.  …[more]

Categories: Arts, New Haven, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Lyman Hall memorial, Center Street Cemetery

Wallingford Native Son Signed the Declaration of Independence

April 12, 2017

Lyman Hall was a doctor, minister, and statesman from Connecticut who traveled throughout the original 13 colonies during the latter... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Wallingford

A return of the number of inhabitants in the State of Connecticut

Connecticut’s Black Governors

February 26, 2017

For approximately one hundred years, Connecticut's "Black Governors" were used by white authorities to help maintain order among the black population. …[more]

Categories: Bridgeport, Hartford, Revolutionary War, Seymour, Slavery and Abolition

The Old State House, Hartford

Jackson v. Bulloch and the End of Slavery in Connecticut

February 24, 2017

Nancy Jackson, a Georgia-born slave living in Hartford, sued for her freedom in 1837. Her victory helped further the abolitionist cause in a state slowly moving toward outlawing slavery. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Expansion and Reform, Hartford, Revolutionary War, Slavery and Abolition, Windsor

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