Monday, March 12, 2012

Military Monday: What actually happened to Benjamin?

      One of the biggest mysteries of my search for Molly thus far has been what happened to her father. Family genealogies on the web and the DAR are pretty clear. He was wounded at Fort Griswold during the Battle of Groton Heights on September 6, 1781 and later died of his wounds. The problem - he's absent from all of the published discussions of what happened.
   As I mentioned before, I can find him in the records of Connecticut men in the Revolutionary War. It's pretty clear that he fought. But there's no mention of the battle, and thus far, no grave. I'd love to fill in the rest of the story. Back to the drawing board. Ideas anyone?

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