Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
David Wooster Monument
[ North face ]
First Maj. Gen. of the Conn. Troops in the Army of the Revolution.
Brig. Gen. of the United Colonies.
Born at Stratford, Mar. 2, 1710-11.
Wounded at Ridgefield,
April 27, 1777,
while defending the liberties of
and nobly died at Danbury, May 2, 1777.
Of his country Wooster said,
“My life has been ever devoted to
her service from my youth up. Though
never before in a cause like this –
A cause for which I would most cheerfully
risk, nay, lay down my life.”
Erected 1854 by Free and Accepted Masons, Citizens of Danbury.
Location. 41° 24.171′ N, 73° 27.205′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Ellsworth Avenue 0.1 miles west of Summit Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Wooster Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury CT 06810, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Soldiers in Unknown Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Danbury Station Meeker's Hardware (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton Semaphore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Danbury Disasters (approx. 0.4 miles away); NYC Crane, “GCT-1” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
Also see . . . The Life of General David Wooster. (Submitted on October 12, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.