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

The Danbury Raid

 
 
The Danbury Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
1. The Danbury Raid Marker
Inscription.
The revolutionary village which
centered about this green with
its stores of supplies for the
army was sacked and burned by
a force of two thousand British
April 26, 1777
Warned of the gathering militia
the raiders departed next morning
in haste but were attacked
and harassed by the rising
colonials and driven to the
shelter of their boats
on the sound

They kindled a fire that blazed at Saratoga

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Revolutionary War marker series.
 
Location. 41° 23.423′ N, 73° 26.888′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wooster Street, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Located at the south end of Elmwood Park. 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. Danbury 9-11 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Circus Comes to Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Danbury (within shouting distance of this marker); The Danbury Court House
The Danbury Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 17, 2009
2. The Danbury Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Cemetery 1684 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schools and Education (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elmwood Park (about 500 feet away); Industrial Strength Danbury (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danbury.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Danbury Raid. (Submitted on October 2, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Danbury Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
3. The Danbury Raid Marker
The Glass Block Column of the Danbury 9-11 memorial is behind the stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on October 22, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on October 17, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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