Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In honor of the 38 Patriots who were carried as prisoners in boats to New York from this shore after the Battle of Groton Heights September 6, 1781
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1781.
Location. 41° 21.281′ N, 72° 5.028′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Thames Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling south on Thames Street. Marker is located on the waterfront, in a small park at the west end of Fort Street. 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. Site of Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 600 feet away); Powder Magazine (about 800 feet away); Shot Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish Flagship GunThe Battle of Groton Heights (approx. 0.2 miles 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 1,150 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.