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Fort Griswold and Fort Trumbull

Individuals and documents with connections to Fort Griswold in Groton and Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War.


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Battle of Groton Heights

Groton, Connecticut

The Battle of Groton Heights (also known as the Battle of Fort Griswold, and occasionally called the Fort Griswold massacre) was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on September 6, 1781 between a small Connecticut militia force led by Lieutenant Colonel William Ledyard and the more numerous British forces led by Brigadier General Benedict Arnold and Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Eyre.

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