June 12, 2008

Revolutionary War Image

Colonel Ben Adam GALLUP (Benadam GALLUP) was a Revolutionary War patriot. He was born and died at Groton, New London County, Connecticut. He married Hannah AVERY. In 1776, he was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel for the Revolutionary cause. His earthy remains lie in the Gallup Hill Burying Ground at Ledyard, Connecticut.

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Silas Deane House

July 2, 2006

Revolutionary War Image

The Circa 1766 Home of SILAS DEANE, American Diplomat in the Revolution has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. See

In 1774, Silas Deane served in the first Continental Congress, and while he was there John Adams visited Wethersfield and took tea with Mrs. Deane. In 1775, George Washington dined with Elizabeth Deane en route to take command of the troops outside of Boston. Silas went to France in 1776, on a secret mission to secure troops, arms, and supplies for the revolutionary cause.

While he was in Paris, his wife died. That misfortune was compounded by accusations of mismanagement of government funds. Silas was abruptly recalled by Congress but never given a hearing to exonerate himself. Having spent his fortune in an attempt to clear his name, he sent instructions to his brother Barnabas in Wethersfield to sell all his furniture. Disillusioned and impoverished, he stayed in Europe in self-imposed exile. However, in 1789 he decided to return to Canada to rebuild his fortune. On the night before his departure, on board ship, he died mysteriously, and is buried in England.

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Nathan Hale Statue

June 19, 2006


Nathan Hale was born June 6, 1755, in Coventry, Connecticut, to a family of twelve children. He entered Yale at age fourteen to study to become a schoolteacher. After graduating he taught school for two years until the Revolution called. On July 6, 1775, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Seventh Connecticut militia and later joined the Continental Army in the Nineteenth Continental Regiment stationed in Boston.

When General George Washington called for a volunteer to infiltrate enemy land, Hale was the only person to accept the assignment. Nathan Hale went under cover as a Dutch schoolmaster for the Revolutionary cause. He entered British occupied New York to collect information. Lacking basic training in the art of spying he was soon captured by the British and hanged on September 22, 1776. The British executioner asked him if he had any final words, and he responded “I only regret I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale was the first American captured and executed for spying.

This memorial to him was erected by the Chicago Tribune, and dedicated on June 4, 1940. It is a replica of the statue of Hale that sits on the old campus of Yale University and another installed in his birthplace of Coventry, Connecticut. The image, Chicago – Nathan Hale statue, was originally uploaded by wallyg. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

The Webb House

February 28, 2006

Here Generals Washington and Rochambeau Planned the Campaign Ending at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.

“We fix on our Standards and Drums the Colony arms, with the motto, Qui Transtulit Sustinet, round it in letters of gold, which we construe thus: God, who transplanted us hither, will support us.” – From a letter regarding the Lexington Alarm dated Wethersfield, CT., April 23, 1775. See “The Way of Liberty: the English Colony of Connecticut in New England”.

The image, Webb House, was originally uploaded by StarrGazr. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

Webb House 2

February 28, 2006
It was at this home in Wethersfield, Connecticut, that Generals Washington and Rochambeau planned the final campaign that ended at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. The image, Webb House, was originally uploaded by StarrGazr. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.