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Captain Thomas Knowlton - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT
N 41° 45.823 W 072° 40.901
18T E 692712 N 4626140
Quick Description: Connecticut's Forgotten Hero
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2008 1:15:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM465Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 37

Long Description:
Commanded nearly 200 men at the battle of Bunker Hill, providing cover for the retreating Patriots. Killed in front of his men, by Highlander Black Watch, at the battle of Harlem Heights (New York), on September 16, 1776.

His unit was called the "Rangers", or "Knowlton's Rangers" and were the first US Army intelligence gathering unit.

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At 15 years of age he fought in the French and Indian War. He joined his brother, Daniel, on scouting missions into enemy territory. He served during six campaigns in the war and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1760.

In 1762, he fought for the British, in Havana Cuba, in the British expedition against Cuba, also known as the Seven Years' War.

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This statue has stood here, near the Connecticut State Capital building, since November 13, 1895

CT General Assembly web site about the statue: (visit link)

Wiki article about Thomas Knowlton: (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Statue

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