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

Battle of Westport Commemoration

 
 
Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2009
1. Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate the battle fought on and
near this point between the British forces
and the American Patriots, April 28, 1777.

Ordnance presented by U.S. Government
and erected July 4, 1901

 
Erected 1901 by Compo Beach Life Guards. Restored by the Westport Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 6.134′ N, 73° 21.18′ W. Marker is in Westport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from Compo Beach Road 0.3 miles south of Soundview Drive, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westport CT 06880, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minuteman (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Marvin Property (approx. 2.3 miles away); Taylor Farm Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Calf Pasture Primer (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harvesting from the Sea (approx. 2.5 miles away); Lifeguarding History (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nash House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westport.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located on a private beach, belonging to the residential association
Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2009
2. Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker
View of historical marker affixed to cannon platform, pointing out towards the Compo Beach and towards the Compo Beach point.
of Westport. In order to see this marker you will need to either be a member (or guest) of the association, or pay a fee. The marker is affixed to a concrete platform that has two (significantly sized) muzzle loading cannon attached to it.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Ridgefield. (Submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2009
3. Battle of Westport Commemoration Marker
View of the reverse side of the cannon platform. The plaque on this side of the marker identifies that the cannons were restored in 1999 by the Westport Rotary Club.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on September 19, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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