. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. ive view of greatcharm and beauty. From adults asmall fee of ten cents is required forthe privilege of making the ascent:from children but iialf price is asked.The season during whicii tlie monu-ment is regidarlj open to the publiris troni .luiie to October, but IMr.•himes M. Baion. a veteian of the i4i; (picturesque 1Rew Uondon. Civil XVar, resides nearhy, and, uponcall, escorts visitors to the top at anytime of the year. For fifteen centshis Battle of Groton Height

. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. ive view of greatcharm and beauty. From adults asmall fee of ten cents is required forthe privilege of making the ascent:from children but iialf price is asked.The season during whicii tlie monu-ment is regidarlj open to the publiris troni .luiie to October, but IMr.•himes M. Baion. a veteian of the i4i; (picturesque 1Rew Uondon. Civil XVar, resides nearhy, and, uponcall, escorts visitors to the top at anytime of the year. For fifteen centshis Battle of Groton Height Stock Photo
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. Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century. ive view of greatcharm and beauty. From adults asmall fee of ten cents is required forthe privilege of making the ascent:from children but iialf price is asked.The season during whicii tlie monu-ment is regidarlj open to the publiris troni .luiie to October, but IMr.•himes M. Baion. a veteian of the i4i; (picturesque 1Rew Uondon. Civil XVar, resides nearhy, and, uponcall, escorts visitors to the top at anytime of the year. For fifteen centshis Battle of Groton Heights, avery interesting booklet, may l)e pro-cured. ThePresident ofthe M o n u-ment Asso-c i a t i o nis John ().Spicer. The AnnaWarnerBailey Chap-t e r of theD auglitersof the Ameri-can Revolu-tion have thense of thestone housenear the mcm-ument. Hereai-e kept forpreservationand publici nspectionsuch Revolu-tionary relicsas they have,or may infuture have,possession of.Tlie collec-tion on exhib-ition is veryfine and in-teresting. Groton liasgiven to his-tory severaldistinguishedmen. SilasDean, Envoj^to France attlie time of. the Revolutionary War; Colonel Wil-liam Ledyard, the heroic commanderof Fort Griswold; the noted traveller,John Ledyard, and Rev. SamuelSeabury, Bishop of Connecticut and Rhode Island, were sons of Grotonwhose careers reflect lionor upon thetown. Colonel William Ledyard was liorn inGroton, near the site on which stands the GrotoniNIonument.His parentswere Isaacand ElizabethSaltonstallLedyard.He was, inever}-respect,one of thenoblest char-acters of hisday; brave,eihcient incommand,andan indomita-ble hgliter, liewas, withal,modest andunassuming.On July 3rd,17 76, soonafter the con-struction ofFort G r i s -wold, he wascommissionedcaptain ofartillery andcom manderof that forti-iication. Hisjurisdictionwas made toend)i ace NewLondon, Gro-ton and Ston-i n g t 0 n inMarch, 1778,and the rankof major wasat that timeconferred upon him. He perished, avictim of one of

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