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Wethersfield in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Webb House

 
 
Webb House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
1. Webb House Marker
Inscription.
Webb House
Here Washington and
Rochambeau Planned
The Campaign Ending
At Yorktown, 1781

 
Location. 41° 42.724′ N, 72° 39.177′ W. Marker is in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Main Street near Marsh Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Main Street, Wethersfield CT 06109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Society of the Cincinnati (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Webb House (a few steps from this marker); Home of Silas Deane (within shouting distance of this marker); Silas Deane House (within shouting distance of this marker); Connecticut Constitution Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Academy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Joseph Emerson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wethersfield.
 
Regarding Webb House. George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau met in this house on May 19, 1781.
The Webb house was built by Joseph Webb in 1752. His son, Samuel Blatchley
The Webb House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
2. The Webb House
Webb was born here December 15, 1753. Samuel Webb was wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill and commended for gallantry. He was appointed aide to General Israel Putnam and then private secretary and aide-de-camp to George Washington, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was present at the battle of Long Island, wounded at White Plains and Trenton, and was also engaged at Princeton. Webb raised and organized, almost entirely at his own expense, the 3d Connecticut Regiment, and assumed command in 1777. He was captured during a raid on Long Island in 1777 and exchanged in 1780. He arranged the meeting between Washington and Rochambeau at this house, May 19, 1781. He was one of the founders of the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783. When Washington took the oath of office as first president of the United States, General Webb was selected to hold the Bible on which he was sworn. He died in Claverack, New York, December 3, 1807.
The Webb House is home to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Virtual American Biography of Samuel Blatchley Webb. (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Joseph Webb House on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Webb House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
3. The Webb House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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