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Dave Pelland on June 9th, 2011

The grave of American Revolution hero Col. William Ledyard is marked with a granite obelisk in the Groton cemetery that bears his name. The monument honoring Ledyard was erected in 1854 next to the original slate gravestone, which had been damaged by souvenir hunters following the colonel’s death during the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights […]

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Dave Pelland on June 3rd, 2011

Local residents killed and wounded during the American Revolution’s Battle of Groton Heights are honored with a large granite obelisk near the site of Fort  Griswold. The Groton Battle Monument, dedicated in 1830, honors the more than 80 men killed defending the fort during a British raid on September 6, 1781. A dedication above the […]

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Dave Pelland on September 6th, 2010

A monument next to the Fort Griswold battlefield  honors Groton’s Civil War veterans. The Gray Soldiers’ Monument was a posthumous gift by Robert A. Gray, a Groton native and Civil War veteran who received a Medal of Honor for courage during fighting at Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia. The monument, which features an infantryman standing atop a […]

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