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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Col. William Ledyard

 
 
Col. William Ledyard Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Col. William Ledyard Marker
Inscription.
On this spot
Col. William Ledyard
fell by his own sword in the hands
of a British officer to whom he had
surrendered in the massacre of
Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781.

 
Location. 41° 21.249′ N, 72° 4.785′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Avenue and Monument Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located inside Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Construction of Fort Griswold (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Major William Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); Groton Battle Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Flagship Gun (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Groton Heights
Marker in Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker in Griswold Battlefield State Park
Accounts of the death of Col. Ledyard differ. The Americans reported that Ledyard was killed immediately after surrendering to the British. The British version of the battle makes no mention of Col. Ledyard's death.
. Friends of Fort Griswold website. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Groton Heights. A detailed account of the battle and the Fort today. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Fort Griswold Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Marker on Fort Griswold Battlefield
The Groton Battle Monument can be seen in this photo, beyond the marker.
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
The marker is located in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, CT.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,009 times since then and 189 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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