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. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. House. Which To-day Exists, a Memorial of the Storming of Fort Griswold. Chapter X1I1I. HISTORIC GROTON. REVOLUTIONARY INTEREST RUINS OF FORT GRISWOLD AND THE SPOTWHERE LEDYARD FELL- THE GROTON MONUMENT AND MONUMENTHOUSE —NOTED MEN OF GROTONS PAST —BRIEF SKETCH OF COLONELLEDYARD. AND OF ANNA WARNER BAILEY - MODERN GROTON-VILLAGES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP — CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS. In Pu] NT OF R E (I Lf T 1 O N A K V Fame and Lmi()v;tance the town ofGioton, Connecticut, ta

. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. House. Which To-day Exists, a Memorial of the Storming of Fort Griswold. Chapter X1I1I. HISTORIC GROTON. REVOLUTIONARY INTEREST RUINS OF FORT GRISWOLD AND THE SPOTWHERE LEDYARD FELL- THE GROTON MONUMENT AND MONUMENTHOUSE —NOTED MEN OF GROTONS PAST —BRIEF SKETCH OF COLONELLEDYARD. AND OF ANNA WARNER BAILEY - MODERN GROTON-VILLAGES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP — CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS. In Pu] NT OF R E  (I Lf T 1 O N A K V Fame and Lmi()v;tance the town ofGioton, Connecticut, ta Stock Photo
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. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. House. Which To-day Exists, a Memorial of the Storming of Fort Griswold. Chapter X1I1I. HISTORIC GROTON. REVOLUTIONARY INTEREST RUINS OF FORT GRISWOLD AND THE SPOTWHERE LEDYARD FELL- THE GROTON MONUMENT AND MONUMENTHOUSE —NOTED MEN OF GROTONS PAST —BRIEF SKETCH OF COLONELLEDYARD. AND OF ANNA WARNER BAILEY - MODERN GROTON-VILLAGES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP — CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS. In Pu] NT OF R E (I Lf T 1 O N A K V Fame and Lmi()v;tance the town ofGioton, Connecticut, takes rank wilhConcord, Lexington, Boston, and otherplaces of notable influence in the warwhich resulted in the birth of theUnited States as an independentnation. Of the part she played inthat epoch-marking period, and of hershare in the making of its history, shehas reason to be proud. The Battle of Groton Heights, which occurred on September 6th, 1781, and the heroic defense of FortGriswold on that day, have cast overGroton a halo of romantic liistorywhich will remain forever. Aeryinteresting indeed is it to visit the. ANNA WARNER BAILEY, ?• Mother Bailey. Anna Warner Bailey was Noted for Her Patriotic Sentiments and Acts During Both the Revolutionary Period and the War of 1812. ruins of the old fort, and speculateupon the events of the day when a 145 Ipicturesque 1Rcw ILondon. liaiiiltul of men, all patriotic lieroes, held it with Spartan-like disregard forthe numerical superioritj of the be-sieging forces. The embankmentsand ground plan of the fort are stillquite plainly marked, and a sally-portthrough the south glacis jet remainsintact. Within the fort, surroundedbv an iron fence, is a granite tabletwhich marks the spot where Colonel monument in memory of the bravemen who fell at the Battle of GrotonHeights. On September 6, 1826, thecorner stone was laid. The monu-ment was dedicated Septemlier 6.18-SO. Ill 1881 its height was increasedfrom 12T feet to 135 feet. The shaf

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