Revolutionary War

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

Fight at Ridgefield

Battle at Ridgefield – Today in History: April 27

April 27, 2018

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, 2018

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

Litchfield’s Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Tree

April 10, 2018

The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and became an international event 11 years later when Birdsley Northrup of Kent, Connecticut, introduced the concept to Japan.  …[more]

Categories: Environment, Kent, Litchfield, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Benedict Arnold: America’s Most Famous Traitor

March 30, 2018

Benedict Arnold of Norwich was one of the great Continental army heroes of the American Revolution before committing treason and joining the British army. …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, Danbury, New Haven, New London, Norwich, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Ridgefield, War and Defense

Israel Putnam: A Youthful Trailblazer Turned Colonial Militiaman

February 26, 2018

Israel Putnam served with distinction in the Seven Years' War and in the Revolutionary War, particularly at the Battle of Bunker Hill. …[more]

Categories: Brooklyn, Israel Putnam, Pomfret, Putnam, Redding, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War

Uriah Tracy

Uriah Tracy Authors the Rules for Impeachment

February 2, 2018

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

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

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