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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781
 
Defenders of Fort Griswold Marker Photo, 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 Photo, 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 Photo, 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 (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.
 
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
 

 
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.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,727 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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