Fort Griswold

We did not go into Mohegan Sun Casino today, choosing instead to explore the countryside around us. The fall coloring is just getting started here and it’s very pretty.

We found ourselves in the small town of Groton where we found a memorial and an old fort, Fort Griswold, across the Thames river from New London, CT, on Long Island Sound.

Here, in 1781, a British fleet under the command of former American general Benedict Arnold attacked the fort and bloody battle ensued.  There the names of all the men who died are on a plaque here and signs explain the details of the battle.

Fort Griswold and Memorial

Covered Way…A pathway between the fort and the lower battery where soldiers using it were under cover from enemy gunfire.

Entrance to the fort from the Covered Way


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