Norwich in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In Memory of Captain Samuel Chester Reid
Captain Samuel Chester Reid
1783 — 1861
Born at Norwich, Conn. Aug. 25, 1783.
During the War of 1812 commander of the
American privateer General Armstrong.
Captain Reid planned the United States
Flag which was adopted by Congress in 1818,
Providing for thirteen permanent stripes
And for stars increasing with the
admission of new states.
Erected by the Eastern Connecticut
Council Boy Scouts of America and
Samuel Chester Reid Memorial Association
During George Washington Bicentenary 1932.
Erected 1932 by the Eastern Connecticut Council Boy Scouts of America and Samuel Chester Reid Memorial Association.
Location. 41° 32.19′ N, 72° 5.003′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Williams Street, on the left when traveling south on Washington Street. Touch for map. Located on the Chelsea Parade Green. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich CT 06360, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cristoforo Colombo Monument (here, next to this marker); Norwich Soldier’s Monument (within shouting Norwich Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwich World War I Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away); Norwich World War II & Korean War Monument (about 300 feet away); Norwich POW MIA Monument (about 300 feet away); Dr. Charles H. Osgood Fountain (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
Also see . . . Samuel Chester Reid on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.