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

Groton Battle Monument

 
 
Groton Battle Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Groton Battle Monument Marker
Inscription. The monument was erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut, A. D. 1830, and in the 55th year of the Independence of the U. S. A. in memory of the brave Patriots, who fell in the Massacre at Fort Griswold, near this spot, on the 6th of Sept. A. D. 1781, when the British, under the command of the traitor, Benedict Arnold, burnt the towns of New London and Groton, and spread desolation and woe throughout this region.
 
Erected 1830 by State of Connecticut.
 
Location. 41° 21.298′ N, 72° 4.768′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Street and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Monument Street. Click for map. Marker is on the Groton Battle Monument. 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. Spanish Flagship Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting 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
Groton Battle Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Groton Battle Monument
This granite monument, dedicated in 1830 to the men who defended Fort Griswold, was renovated on the 100th anniversary of the battle (1881). At that time, the top was enclosed and the monument was increased to a height of 134 feet.
marker); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Ledyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Covered Way (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.) 

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 EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Marker in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
The marker can be seen on the front of the Battle Monument.
Groton Battle Monument from Inside Fort Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Groton Battle Monument from Inside Fort
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
5. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Marker is located in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton, CT.
Fort Griswold from the top of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, June 29, 2003
6. Fort Griswold from the top of Monument
 
 
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