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This was a rainy day with a gray sky. happened to see this overlook while trying to find a place to eat in Groton Ct.
This a stone gate that is the entrance to where Fort Griswold stood,
The Battle of Fort Griswold was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought on September 6, 1781, between a small CT 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. An unsuccessful attempt to divert George Washington from marching against Lord Cornwallis’s army in Virginia. Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton ordered General Arnold to raid the Connecticut port of New London. Although the raid was a success, the Connecticut militia stubbornly resisted British attempts to capture Fort Griswold across the Thames River in Groton. Several leaders of the attacking British force were killed or seriously wounded, and much of the defending garrison was either killed, mortally wounded, or captured when the fort was stormed. High British casualties lead to criticism of General Arnold by some of his superiors. The battle was the last major military encounter of the war in the northern United States. It preceded the decisive American victory at Yorktown, Virginia, by about six weeks.
Today Groton is a home to Electric Boat Company, which is the major contractor for US Naval submarines. It is also home to a Naval Sub Base, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, The Submarine the Nautilus which is a museum, and WWII Submarine Memorial
August 17th, 2012
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