Revolutionary War

Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys

Ethan Allen Born – Today in History: January 10

January 10, 2018

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, 2017

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

Nathan Hale Statue, Hartford

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

September 22, 2017

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, 2017

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

Bushnell's Turtle

The Turtle Submarine – Today in History: September 6

September 6, 2017

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, 2017

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

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Governor Jonathan Trumbull Dies – Today in History: August 17

August 17, 2017

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, 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

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