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Re: the landing of british troops in conn.

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  • irishbrit
    Mostly they just raided and left. Connecticut having no major cities on the shore was not strategically important enough to occupy for any length of time.
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 13, 2013
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      Mostly they just raided and left. Connecticut having no major cities on the shore was not strategically important enough to occupy for any length of time. Ports were raided throughout the war, the largest of these was Benedict Arnold's raid on his own state at New London.

      Jim M
      9th Foot

      --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, ddbaughsurfer@... wrote:
      >
      > list i was reading of the landing of general tryon at west haven
      > conn.
      > with 2500 troops strong . the whole country being in an uproar there
      > was a group of 100 men was sent out to slow the advance of the
      > king,s
      > troops while the people in the towns could flee to the countryside.
      > a
      > naphtali dagget a local preacher and patriot on an old black mare
      > came
      > up and passed the men who were heading out to deter the british
      > advance
      > with a long fowling piece setting out to set an example the band
      > of men
      > gave a loud cheer as he passed by. when running into the advanced
      > guard began to fire after much fighting were pushed into a field
      > and
      > were eventually sorounded . in conn did the british stay there
      > long
      > or did they just burn down towns and leave ?
      > william b 7th va
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