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

In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid

 
 
In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
1. In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
Captain Samuel Chester Reid
1783 — 1861
Born at Norwich, Conn. Aug. 25, 1783.
During the War of 1812 commander of the
American privateer General Armstrong.
Captain Reid planned the United States
Flag which was adopted by Congress in 1818,
Providing for thirteen permanent stripes
And for stars increasing with the
admission of new states.
Erected by the Eastern Connecticut
Council Boy Scouts of America and
Samuel Chester Reid Memorial Association
During George Washington Bicentenary 1932.

 
Erected 1932 by the Eastern Connecticut Council Boy Scouts of America and Samuel Chester Reid Memorial Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812.
 
Location. 41° 32.19′ N, 72° 5.003′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Williams Street, on the left when traveling south on
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Washington Street. Located on the Chelsea Parade Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich CT 06360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cristoforo Colombo Monument (here, next to this marker); Norwich Soldier’s Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwich Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwich World War I Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away); Norwich World War II & Korean War Monument (about 300 feet away); Norwich POW MIA Monument (about 300 feet away); Dr. Charles H. Osgood Fountain (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Chester Reid on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
2. In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker
In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 3, 2017
3. In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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