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

Battle of Ridgefield Dead

 
 
Battle of Ridgefield Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
1. Battle of Ridgefield Dead Marker
Inscription.
In defense of American Independence
at the Battle of Ridgefield
April 27, 1777
died
Eight Patriots
who were laid in this ground
companioned by
Sixteen British Soldiers
Living, their enemies, Dying their guests,
in honor of service and sacrifice
this Memorial is placed
for the strengthening of hearts.

 
Location. 41° 17.208′ N, 73° 29.941′ 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 located on the south side of the entrance to Casagmo condominiums. 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 (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 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ridgefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ridgefield (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
 
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Battle of Ridgefield Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. Battle of Ridgefield Dead Marker
The marker is located near where troops under Gen. Benedict Arnold set up a barricade on April 27,1777 to stop the British retreating from their raid on Danbury.
 Battle of Ridgefield. (Submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
3. Marker on Main Street
 
 
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 1,621 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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