Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Groton Battle Monument
The monument was erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut, A. D. 1830, and in the 55th year of the Independence of the U. S. A. in memory of the brave Patriots, who fell in the Massacre at Fort Griswold, near this spot, on the 6th of Sept. A. D. 1781, when the British, under the command of the traitor, Benedict Arnold, burnt the towns of New London and Groton, and spread desolation and woe throughout this region.
Erected 1830 by State of Connecticut.
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 41° 21.298′ N, 72° 4.768′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Street and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Monument Street. Marker is on the Groton Battle Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish Flagship Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Construction of Fort Griswold (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of Fort Griswold • Sept • 6th 1781 • (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Ledyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 400 feet away); Covered Way (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groton.
Also see . . . Battle of Groton Heights. Friends of Fort Griswold website homepage. (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on July 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.