Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Defenders of Fort Griswold • Sept • 6th 1781 •
Colonel Ledyard – “I did sir, but you do now ”
Killed – Lieut. Col. William Ledyard, Commanding
Capt. Elijah Avery • Capt. Elisha Avery • Lieut. Ebenezer Avery • Ensign Daniel Avery • Serg. Jasper Avery • Serg. Solomon Avery • David Avery • Thomas Avery • Capt. Samuel Allyn • Capt. Simeon Allyn • Belton Allyn • Benadam Allyn • Nathaniel Adams • Capt. Hubbard Burrows • Serg. Ezekiel Bailey • Corp. Andrew Billings • Andrew Baker • John P. Babcock • John Billings • Samuel Billings • William Bolton • John Brown • Jonathan Butler • Lieut. Richard Chapman • Serg. Eldredge Chester • Daniel Chester • Jedidiah Chester • Frederic Chester • John Clark • Elias Colt • Lieut. James Comstock • William Comstock • Philip Covel • Daniel Davis • Daniel Eldredge • Jordan Freeman (negro) • Capt. Elias Henry Halsey • Samuel Hill • John Holt, Jr. • Serg. Rufus Hurlevry • Eliday Jones • Moses Jones • Benoni Kenson • Barney Kinney • Capt. Youngs Ledyard • Capt. Cary Leeds • Lieut. Joseph Lewis • Ensign John Lester • Daniel D. Lester • Jonas Lester • Wait Lester • Thomas Lamb • Lameo Latham (negro) • Capt. Nathan Moore • Corp. Edward Mills • Corp. Simeon Morgan • Thomas Miner • Joseph Moxley • Corp. Luke Perkins, Jr. • David
William Lathan – 12 years of age
Location. 41° 21.276′ N, 72° 4.816′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Monument Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in 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 Construction of Fort Griswold (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Flagship Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Ledyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Groton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 300 feet away); Covered Way (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas relief of Lt. Col. William Ledyard surrendering his sword to a British officer. According to some reports, the British officer then used the sword to kill Ledyard.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Groton Heights. Friends of Fort Griswold website.
2. Battle of Groton Heights. A detailed account of the battle and the Fort today.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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