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

Battle of Ridgefield

April 27, 1777

 
 
Battle of Ridgefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
1. Battle of Ridgefield Marker
Inscription.
The Third and Chief
Engagement Occurred
on This Ridge

 
Location. 41° 17.211′ N, 73° 29.942′ W. Marker is in Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ridgefield CT 06877, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Ridgefield Dead (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777 (a few steps from this marker); The Gilbert House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elms Inn and Stebbins Homestead (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ridgefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgefield (approx. mile away); Smith Tavern – A Colonial Meeting Place (approx. mile away); Ballard Park (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgefield.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Ridgefield. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Battle of Ridgefield Marker (Looking North) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. Battle of Ridgefield Marker (Looking North)
During the battle, American militia under Gen. Benedict Arnold set up a barricade at this position to intercept British troops retreating from their raid on Danbury. This photo looks north in the direction of the approaching British.
Battle of Ridgefield Marker (Looking South) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
3. Battle of Ridgefield Marker (Looking South)
This view of the marker looks south, in the direction of the British march during the Battle of Ridgefield.
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
4. Marker on Main Street
The fighting that occured here on April 27, 1777 was the final phase of the Battle of Ridgefield. Benedict Arnold had his horse shot out from under him near this position.
Battle of Ridgefield Dead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
5. Battle of Ridgefield Dead
This tablet, located just south of the marker, indicates the burial site of eight Americans and sixteen British soldiers who died during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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