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

Death of Major William Montgomery

 
 
Death of Major William Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Death of Major William Montgomery Marker
Inscription.
The death of
Major William Montgomery
while leading the British
attack on the Fort at
this point.

Sept. 6th 1781

 
Location. 41° 21.225′ N, 72° 4.784′ 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. Covered Way (a few steps from this marker); Col. William Ledyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Construction of Fort Griswold (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (about 300 feet away); Shot Furnace (about 400 feet away); Groton Battle Monument (about 400 feet away); Spanish Flagship Gun (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Groton Heights. Friends of Fort Griswold website. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
The marker is located on one of the parapets inside Fort Griswold.
 

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
 
Death of Major William Montgomery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Death of Major William Montgomery Marker
Maj. Montgomery led a force of British Regulars in a bayonet charge at the front gate of Fort Griswold. He was killed in the attack, but his men were able to enter the fort.
Fort Griswold image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Griswold
After the battle, Major Montgomery was buried near the ravelin in front of the main gate of Fort Griswold, in the vicinity of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,669 times since then and 174 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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