Col William Ledyard

Col William Ledyard

Birth
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 6 Sep 1781 (aged 42)
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 11491270 · View Source
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Revolutionary War Patriot. He died in the defense of Fort Griswold against the British in The Battle of Groton Heights.
"Col. Commandant of the Garrisoned posts of New London & Groton; Who after a gallant defence, was with a part of the brave Garrison, inhumanly Massacred; by British troops in Fort Griswold. AE 43. By a judicious and Faithful discharge of the various duties of his Station, He rendered most essential Service to his Country; and stood confessed, the unshaken Patriot; and intrepid Hero. He lived, the Pattern of Maganimity; Courtesy, and Humanity. He fell the Victim of ungenerous Rage and Cruelty."


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ON THIS SPOT
COL. WILLIAM LEDYARD
FELL BY HIS OWN SWORD IN THE HANDS
OF A BRITISH OFFICER TO WHOM HE HAD
SURRENDERED IN THE MASSACRE OF
FORT GRISWOLD SEPT. 6, 1781


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  • Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 7 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11491270
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Ledyard (6 Dec 1738–6 Sep 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11491270, citing Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .