Westport in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
heroism of the Patriots
who defended their
country when the British
invaded this State April 25-
1777. General David Wooster
Colonel Abraham Gould
and more than one hundred
Continentals fell in the
at Danbury and closing on
Erected 1910 by Connecticut Society Sons of American Revolution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 41° 6.686′ N, 73° 21.319′ W. Marker is in Westport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Compos Road South and Compos Beach Road, in the median on Compos Road South. This historical marker is located on a traffic island in the middle of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westport CT 06880, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Westport Commemoration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Native Americans (approx. Sherwood Island 9.11.01 Memorial / Connecticut's 9.11.01 Living Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Impressionism in Connecticut (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jesup-Godillot House (approx. 2 miles away); Godillot Carriage House (approx. 2 miles away); First Engagement (approx. 2 miles away); Compo Beach (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westport.
Regarding Minuteman. The sculpture is a young minuteman man in colonial knee breeches and tunic, kneeling with his arms gripping a musket. A powder horn is slung across his right shoulder. He is facing towards Danbury, on guard should the British decide to march again on Westport.
The sculpture commemorates an important battle of the American Revolution. The $6,000 monument was funded by the Connecticut State Legislature in 1903. It was first sited on a higher mound of earth on the beach and was surrounded by a fieldstone wall. It is not known when it was moved to its present location.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Ridgefield. (Submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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