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

Illustration of Hebron by John Warner Barber

Changing Sentiments on Slavery in Colonial Hebron

February 9, 2017

Residents of Hebron rescued local slaves Lowis and Cesar Peters, and their children, from South Carolina slave traders. After emancipation, the rescued family became farmers in town. …[more]

Categories: Colchester, Coventry, Everyday Life, Hebron, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Slavery and Abolition, Tolland

Uriah Tracy

Uriah Tracy Authors the Rules for Impeachment

February 2, 2017

Uriah Tracy was an attorney and politician who took up arms against the British after the Battles of Lexington and... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Franklin, Law, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Work

Valley Forge, 1777

A Connecticut Slave in George Washington’s Army

January 30, 2017

Nero Hawley, born into slavery in Connecticut in the 18th century, fought in the Revolutionary War. After his emancipation at... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Slavery and Abolition, Stratford, Trumbull, Work

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, Revolution and the New Nation, 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

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