Battle of Ridgefield: Separating Fact from Legend


Friday, April 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Battle of Ridgefield: Separating Fact from Legend

A Discussion with Historian Keith M. Jones III

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, North Hall

 Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

On the afternoon of April 27,1777 an invading British army under His Majesty’s Royal Governor of New York, Major General William Tryon seized the town of Ridgefield. Next morning they marched back to their troopships in Long Island Sound, never to return.

Was the village plundered and burned? Did the patriot militia turn and run? Were townsfolk, in truth, still loyal to King George? And what was a redcoat army doing here in the first place? Discover for yourself what really happened that April day, as best determined by author/historian Keith M. Jones III, founding president of Ridgefield Historical Society.

Admission is free but donations to the historical society are welcome.

Please contact the Ridgefield Historical Society for reservations. 203-438-5821




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