Monthly Archives: September 2009

A Month of Revolutionary War Events – October 12-November 16

The General Israel Putnam Branch No.4 of the SAR, in conjunction with Wood Memorial Library and Museum in South Windsor, is offering a series of Revolutionary War events during the six weeks, beginning October 12 through November 16. The focus … Continue reading

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Connecticut At War – November 13-14, 2009

Connecticut At WarNovember 13-14, 2009 Connecticut State LibraryGovernor William A. O’Neill State ArmoryManchester Community College Presented by the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, the Connecticut Militia Heritage Committee, Connecticut State Library, Manchester Community College, and with financial support … Continue reading

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Connecticut Line CTSSAR – REPORT – 2009 GRAND ENCAMPMENT

Dear Compatriot Members of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR, I would like to thank the 18 CTSSAR compatriots and 3 camp-followers who came out and participated in the 2009 GRAND ENCAMPMENT of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR. THREE HUZZAHS to the Hale, … Continue reading

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Founding of Norwalk Monument

The monument marks the location where Norwalk was founded A.D. 1849. The town’s earliest homes were planted in the near vicinity of the stone monument. The First Meeting House is directly opposite of the monument. It was erected by the … Continue reading

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Battle of the Rocks Monument

The monument on France Street marks the historic ground where the American Patriots bravely sustained the cause of liberty against the British invaders on July 12, 1779. The monument was erected by the DAR of norwalk in 1894.  

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Statue of David Wooster

Description: Born in Stratford, Connecticut, David Wooster graduated from the Yale University in 1738. In 1741, he became a lieutenant of the militia and commanded the armed sloop “Defense”. He served in the Louisburg expedition, a siege to capture the … Continue reading

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Statue of David Humphreys

Description: Humphreys was from Derby, Connecticut. He was known as a diplomat, soldier, and poet. He enlisted the first colored troops in the service of the United States, the Second Company of the Fourth Regiment, formed in 1781. A close … Continue reading

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TheDay.com – Battle of Groton Heights Remembered

Russell Wirtalla, of Somers, a member of the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, fires his long rifle Sunday during the musket salute portion of a commemoration ceremony and memorial wreath-laying in remembrance of the Battle of Groton Heights at … Continue reading

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Connecticut Line CTSSAR – REPORT – Westbrook, CT Grave Marking Ceremony

I want to thank all Connecticut Line members that helped with this grave marking. We had Webb’s 7th, the 9th and one at large. It was a great success as you can read for yourself from the letter we got … Continue reading

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Connecticut Line CTSSAR – REPORT – Battle of Groton Heights Commemoration

Dear Compatriot Members of the Connecticut Line CTSSAR, The Connecticut Line had a GREAT day at Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park today. 12 members participated in the ceremonies commemorating the 228th Anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights and the … Continue reading

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