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Near Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Prisoners of the American Revolution

 
 
Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zeke Ferrante, August 23, 2014
1. Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker
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Inscription. Across this harbor, on January 1, 1777, a British ship flying a flag of truce, put ashore 200 American Revolutionary War prisoners, all desperately ill with smallpox. The people of Milford made accomodations to shelter them, using the town hall as an emergency hospital. Captain Stephen Stow and Dr. Elias Carrington volunteered to care for them. Captain Stow and 46 of the soldiers died and are buried in a common grave here in Milford. Some recovered and returned to their homes.
 
Erected by Milford Preservation Trust.
 
Location. 41° 12.636′ N, 73° 2.778′ W. Marker is near Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Gulf Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. If you are traveling south from Milford on Gulf Street, you will come to a small causeway-like bridge. The marker is at the very end of this small causeway-like bridge, on the right, toward the sea. Marker is in this post office area: Milford CT 06460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eells - Stow House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Landing Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Milford Memorial Stone Bridge (approx. one mile away); Milford World War II Memorial
Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zeke Ferrante, August 23, 2014
2. Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker
(approx. one mile away); Milford (approx. one mile away); Milford Volunteer Fire Department (approx. one mile away); Milford Memorial Flag Pole (approx. one mile away); Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Regarding Prisoners of the American Revolution. Click on the photos to enlarge them.
 
Additional keywords. POW; POW's; cease fire; illness; sickness
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zeke Ferrante, August 23, 2014
3. Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker
Traveling south on Gulf Street, the marker will be on your right, right at the end of a small, causeway-like bridge.
Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Google Maps street view, circa 2013
4. Prisoners of the American Revolution Marker
Traveling south on Gulf Street, on the small causeway-like bridge. You can just about discern the marker -- it is dead ahead in this photo, between the pole and the parked cars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2015, by Zeke Ferrante of New Fairfield, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2015, by Zeke Ferrante of New Fairfield, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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