It was 1777, early in the Revolutionary War, and a weekend military mission into inland Connecticut was supposed to be a seminal military victory for the British in their attempts to put down the Patriot uprising. The objective was to march inland from Long Island Sound and remove Danbury as a key supply center for the Patriot military. It was the first time the British had marched inland to do battle during the war, and the strategy did not work out as they had planned. Included in the presentation are the burning of Danbury, as well as the Battles of Ridgefield and Saugatuck.
Mike Allen is the producer and host of the highly-rated podcast, Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut’s Beaten Path, which features weekly programs on people, places, and events from Connecticut history. His 120+ episodes can be found at his website: www.amazingtalesct.com. Mike has lived in various parts of Connecticut for more than 50 years and currently resides in Danbury.