— The Museum in the Streets —British General Tryon's Raid on Danbury occurred on April 26, 1777. The beginning of the 1777 campaign was the first British invasion and the only pitched battle in Connecticut. Following the burning of Danbury the British troops marched through Ridgefield the next day on their way back to their ships moored at Compo Beach in Westport. The first skirmish, under the leadership of American General David Wooster occurred at the intersection of Barlow Mountain Road and North Salem Road. The second occurred at the intersection of Tackora Trail South where General Wooster was mortally wounded. His men then joined those of General Benedict Arnold. General Arnold, then still a great American hero, led the patriots against the British at a barricade that had been erected in front of Benjamin Stebbins' house. Arnold narrowly escaped death when his horse was shot out from under him. The enemy continued its march through the town, firing along the way at known patriot buildings.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 625689 N 4571674|
|Decimal Degrees||41.28673333, -73.49900000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 17.204', W 73° 29.94'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 17' 12.24" N, 73° 29' 56.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 550-596 Main St, Ridgefield CT 06877, US|
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