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Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Place Where Wooster Fell

 
 
Place Where Wooster Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
1. Place Where Wooster Fell Marker
Inscription.
David Wooster, in command of the Conn Troops
Born in Stratford March 13, 1711
Mortally wounded April 27, 1777
while defending the liberties of America
and nobly died at Danbury May 2, 1777.
Give me Liberty of give me death.

 
Location. 41° 18.317′ N, 73° 30.528′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on N Salem Road (Connecticut Route 116), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. David Wooster (here, next to this marker); Settler’s Rock (approx. one mile away); Titicus: An Industrial Center (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Settlers Rock (approx. one mile away); Battle of Ridgefield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Ridgefield Dead (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gilbert House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General David Wooster. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Battle of Ridgefield.
Markers on N Salem Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. Markers on N Salem Road
(Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Gen. David Wooster. Extensive site by a relative of David Wooster. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Place Where Wooster Fell Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
3. Place Where Wooster Fell Markers
The marker is located at the site of the second engagement of the April 27, 1777 Battle of Ridgefield.
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
4. Nearby Marker
A second marker noting the place where Gen. Wooster fell is located next to the tablet.
Grave of Gen. David Wooster image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
5. Grave of Gen. David Wooster
Gen. Wooster died 5 days after his wounding at the Battle of Ridgefield. He is buried in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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