In pace : in memoriam of the men who fell in the massacre in Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, Connecticut, September 6th, 1781

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Signed: Thos. S. Collier
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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. 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 led 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, preceding the decisive American victory at Yorktown, Virginia, by about six weeks.
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Thomas S. Collier (1842-1893), American author and poet.
Born in New York City, He moved to New London, Connecticut in 1866 and was secretary of the new london County Historical Society.
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Collier, Thomas S. (Thomas Stephens), 1842-1893. “In pace : in memoriam of the men who fell in the massacre in Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, Connecticut, September 6th, 1781.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 26 Jan. 2017. Accessed on the Web: 23 May 2019.

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