The Revolutionary War Office

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  1. sojourner

    sojourner Well-Known Member

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    DSCN1619.JPG DSCN1618.JPG DSCN1625.JPG DSCN1626.JPG DSCN1627.JPG DSCN1624.JPG DSCN1622.JPG DSCN1623.JPG DSCN1620.JPG DSCN1628.JPG DSCN1631.JPG DSCN1629.JPG DSCN1633.JPG DSCN1634.JPG DSCN1636.JPG DSCN1637.JPG DSCN1638.JPG DSCN1635.JPG I took a short detour on my way to work today to the town of Lebanon, Conn. The town has history that dates back to (and before) the Revolutionary War. The first house in the pics is the home of Jonathon Trumbull, the Royal Governor of Connecticut during the war and the only Royal governor of all the 13 colonies to side with the Patriot cause. Next is the birthplace of William Williams who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The bluish grey house is Williams' house that he spent his life in. Next is a red building that was originally a store opened in 1727 but during the war served as the "War Office". Here, George Washington met many times with other patriots including Lafayette, Israel Putnam, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and others to discuss and plan the battle strategies to fight the British. The village green is shown and was used by French troops under Rochambeau as a campsite while they were on their way to Yorktown. Less than a mile from the green is the Trumbull Cemetery where William Williams is buried along with some Revolutionary War veterans. Williams gravestone is hard to read due to wear and tear through the years. Notice that the sign prohibits metal detecting. Ditto for the town green due to its historical importance. The houses and War Office all surround the green.
     
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    Sojo, Thanks for posting these pic.'s and giving us a Historical Tour of a part of your beautiful state of Connecticut. Your state is rich in History for sure. The pic.'s of the plaques you posted were placed just 4 days before my Dad's birthdate. He was born on Oct. 12, 1932.
     
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    Always enjoy your pics and post
     
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    Thanks for the historical journey and the pictures.
    Well done Ed.
     
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    This is just AWESOME! Thanks SOJO.(y):cool:
     
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    Thank You KRose, DocDog, ATW, and Hoser:)
     
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    Thank you for the pic's and the bit of History that goes along with them. Enjoyed it.
     
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    Sojo, thanks for shring a bit of history with us!
     
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