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Ridgefield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. David Wooster

 
 
Gen. David Wooster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
1. Gen. David Wooster Marker
Inscription.  
On this spot fell
Gen. David Wooster
Mortally Wounded
April 27,1777, at the
Battle of Ridgefield

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1777.
 
Location. 41° 18.318′ N, 73° 30.528′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on N Salem Road (Connecticut Route 116) 0.1 miles south of Tackora Trail, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, 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. Place Where Wooster Fell (here, next to this marker); Settler’s Rock (approx. one mile away); Titicus: An Industrial Center (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Settlers Rock (approx. one mile away); Battle of Ridgefield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Ridgefield Dead (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Gilbert House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
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1. Battle of Ridgefield. Wikipedia entry:
The Battle of Ridgefield was the only inland battle fought in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on July 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Battle of Ridgefield. Keeler Tavern Museum website homepage (Submitted on July 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Biography of General David Wooster. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Looking North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. Looking North
Gen. Wooster and his men attacked the rear of the British column during their retreat from the raid on Danbury. He was wounded during the second engagement. This photo looks north towards Danbury.
Looking South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
3. Looking South
This photo looks south towards Ridgefield, in the direction the British were marching on April 27, 1777.
Marker on N Salem Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
4. Marker on N Salem Road
Two markers are found at this location, about two miles north of downtown Ridgefield.
Place where Wooster fell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
5. Place where Wooster fell
This tablet, marking the place where Gen. Wooster fell, is located next to the marker.
Grave of Gen. David Wooster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
6. Grave of Gen. David Wooster
Gen. Wooster died five days after being wounded in the Battle of Ridgefield. He is buried in Wooster Cemetery in nearby Danbury, CT.
Gen. David Wooster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
7. Gen. David Wooster
This bas relief on Gen. Wooster's gravestone depicts his mortal wounding.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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