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Defenders of Fort Griswold • Sept • 6th 1781 •

 
 
Defenders of Fort Griswold Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Defenders of Fort Griswold Marker
Inscription.
British Officer - Who commands this fort
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
Marker at Fort Griswold image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker at Fort Griswold
Marker is located at the entrance to Fort Griswold.
Palmer • Elisha Perkins • Luke Perkins • Asa Perkins • Elnathan Perkins • Simeon Perkins • Capt. Peter Richards • Capt. Adam Shapley • Capt. Amos Stanton • Lieut. Enoch Stanton • Serg. Daniel Stanton • Serg. John Stedman • Serg. Nicholas Starr • Corp. Nathan Sholes • Thomas Starr, Jr. • David Sealury • Capt. John Williams • Lieut. Henry Williams • Lieut. Patrick Ward • Sylvester Walworth • Joseph Wedger • Thomas Williams • Daniel Williams • John Whittlesey • Stephen Whittlesey • Christopher Woodbridge • Henry Woodbridge

- Wounded and Paroled -
Lieut. Parke Avery, Jr. • Ensign Ebenezer Avery • Amos Avery • John Daboll, Jr. • Ensign Charles Eldridge • Daniel Eldridge • Christopher Eldridge • Samuel Edgecomb, Jr. • Andrew Gallup • Robert Gallup • Serg. Stephen Hempstead • Corp. (Jehial) Judd • Capt. William Latham • Capt. Edward Latham • Jonathan Latham, Jr. • Christopher Latham, Jr. • Frederick Moore • John Morgan • Jabish Pendleton • Capt. Solomon Perkins • Lieut. Obadiah Perkins • Ebenezer Perkins • Elisha Prior • Lieut. William Starr • John Starr • Daniel Stanton, Jr. • William Seymour • Samuel Stillman • Edward Stanton • Ensign Jos. Woodmantee • Sanford Williams • Asel Woodworth • Thomas Woodworth • Zibe Woodworth • Tom Wansu (Pequot Indian)

- Prisoners Taken Away -
Serg. Rufus Avery • Caleb Avery • Peter Avery • Samuel
Entrance of Fort Griswold image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Entrance of Fort Griswold
The fortifications of Fort Griswold can be seen beyond the marker.
Abraham • Joshua Baker • Samuel Beaumont • Walter Buddington • Reuben Bushnell • Charles Chester • Nathan Darrow • Elias Dart • Levi Dart • Gilbert Edgcomb • Daniel Eldridge • Ebenezer Fish • Isaac Morgan • Jermiah Harding • ------ Kilburn • Ebenezer Ledyard • William Latham • Jonathan Minor • Isaac Rowley • Lieut. Jabez Stow • Corp. Josiah Smith • Holsey Sanford • Solomon Tift • Horatio Wales • Thomas Welles

- Escaped -
Benjamin Bill • Joshua Bill • Benajah Holdridge • Samuel W. Jaques • Amos Lester • Cary Leeds • Henry Mason • Japheth Mason • James Morgan • Thomas Mallison • Joseph Moxley, Jr. • Elisha Morgan • John Prentis

- Released -
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
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
(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. (Submitted on June 2, 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 June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
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