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

Patriot Prisoners

 
 
Patriot Prisoners Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Patriot Prisoners Marker
Inscription. In honor of the 38 Patriots who were carried as prisoners in boats to New York from this shore after the Battle of Groton Heights September 6, 1781
 
Location. 41° 21.281′ N, 72° 5.028′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Thames Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling south on Thames Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the waterfront, in a small park at the west end of Fort Street. 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. Site of Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 600 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 800 feet away); Shot Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish Flagship Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Groton Heights (approx. 0.2 miles 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 on the Thames River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker on the Thames River
 

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. War, US Revolutionary
 
Groton Prisoner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Groton Prisoner Marker
New London can be seen on the opposite shore. New London and Groton were burned on the morning of September 6, 1781, following the Battle of Groton Heights, by troops under Benedict Arnold.
Marker at Fort Griswold Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Marker at Fort Griswold Battlefield
The Groton Battle Monument can be seen in the photo on the high ground overlooking the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 74 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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