Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Col. Thomas Knowlton
Col. Thomas Knowlton
Of Ashford Conn.
Who as a boy served in several campaigns in the French and Indian Wars
Shared in the siege and capture of Havana in 1762
Was in immediate command of Connecticut troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Was with his commands closely attached to the person of Washington
And was killed at the Battle of Harlem Heights
September 16 1776
At the age of thirty-six
Location. 41° 45.837′ N, 72° 40.901′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Trinity Street, on the right when traveling west on Capitol Avenue. Located on the grounds of the Connecticut State Capitol Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford CT 06106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity College (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Roswell Hawley (within shouting distance of this marker); Orville Hitchcock Platt (within shouting distance of this 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confucius (about 400 feet away); Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards DSM (about 400 feet away); Andersonville Boy (about 400 feet away); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . Thomas Knowlton on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 3, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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