Revolutionary New London

Revolutionary New London (HMWKA)

Location: New London, CT 06320 New London County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 21.264', W 72° 5.627'

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The Fight for Liberty

When the "Lexington Alarm" was sounded in April 1775, three militia companies from New London and surrounding towns responded immediately. Within a month, six new regiments were formed with two New London companies participating in the Battle of Bunker Hill. In July another two regiments were formed; Nathan Hale was appointed lieutenant of one of these; It was an era of brave and self-denying men and the number who performed deeds worthy of remembrance was sizable.

British warships ruled Long Island Sound and New London feared an attack at any time. Merchantmen and even fishermen were forced to stay in port. Fortifications were erected, and the populace was in fear and unsettled. From the beginning to the close of the Revolution a cloud of depressing gloom hung over New London. With her mariners and tradesmen deprived of employment and her merchants impoverished or bankrupt, the shadows grew deeper from year to year. In self-defense, her residents turned to privateering. While this hazardous course rarely led to profit, the attacks and losses became a significant thorn in the side of the British.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743116 N 4582175
Decimal Degrees41.35440000, -72.09378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.264', W 72° 5.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 15.84" N, 72° 5' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 758-798 Atlantic St, New London CT 06320, US
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