Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781
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
William Lathan – 12 years of age
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
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. Marker is in Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park. 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. The Construction of Fort Griswold (within 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groton.
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 . . . Battle of Groton Heights and the Burning of New London. Website homepage:
A detailed account of the battle and the fort today. (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,132 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.