Revolutionary War

Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys

Ethan Allen Born – Today in History: January 10

January 10, 2019

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

Detail of the French army's map of its route across Connecticut in Bolton

Site Lines: Mapping Rochambeau’s March across Connecticut

October 11, 2018

Moving troops and materiel over long distances during the Revolutionary War required accurate maps, most of which were in British hands, until French allies came to the rebelling colonists' aid. …[more]

Categories: Exploration and Discovery, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Transportation

John F. Weir, Roger Sherman, ca. 1902

Roger Sherman, Revolutionary and Dedicated Public Servant

October 10, 2018

An author of the Connecticut Compromise, Roger Sherman is also the only person to have signed all four of the most significant documents in our nation’s early history. …[more]

Categories: New Haven, New Milford, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Roger Sherman, Sherman

Pierre Eugene Du Simetière, Silas Deane. Member of Congress

The Rise and Fall of Silas Deane, American Patriot

October 2, 2018

Esteemed by his fellow patriots as a savvy diplomat who helped cement a strategic alliance with France during the American Revolution, Deane spent his final years under a cloud of suspicion.  …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Groton, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War, Silas Deane, Wethersfield

Bushnell's Turtle

The Turtle Submarine – Today in History: September 6

September 6, 2018

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

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Governor Jonathan Trumbull Dies – Today in History: August 17

August 17, 2018

On August 17, 1785, Connecticut’s first governor, Jonathan Trumbull, died. A merchant, judge, and politician, Trumbull held the distinction of... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Jonathan Trumbull, Lebanon, Politics and Government, Revolutionary War

Burning of Fairfield

British Burn Fairfield – Today in History: July 7

July 7, 2018

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

Richard Brooks, Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell Launched – Today in History: June 13

June 13, 2018

On June 13, 1776, the ship Oliver Cromwell, built by Uriah Hayden, was launched in Essex. The ship was one... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Essex, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

Leffingwell Inn, Norwichtown

Christopher Leffingwell Born – Today in History: June 11

June 11, 2018

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

Borough of Stonington

May 4, 2018

Settled in 1752, Stonington became a fishing, shipbuilding, whaling, and sealing center and survived attacks during both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Revolutionary War, Stonington, Transportation, War of 1812

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