Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gov. Jonathan Trumbull's 306th Birthday (1710-2016)

Gov. Jonathan Trumbull 306th Birthday (1710-2016)

"No man during that contest acted with more energy, or plied his talents
and resources with more industry than he."[1]

A wee bit of Turnbull tartan to commemorate the day.

Connecticut SAR Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 306th Birthday Commemoration
and 125th Anniversary of Connecticut SAR ownership of the War Office.

Sunday October 2, 2016 

War Office, Lebanon, Connecticut

~ The War Office ~

"Such a spot is like consecrated ground, and the shoes of irreverence should never press 
the green-sward around it."[2] "that little building had to yield precedence only to Faneuil and Independence Halls as a cradle of American liberty."[3]

"I call your attention most particularly to the Lebanon War Office, believing, as I do, that the restoration of this building, and that our custody and care of it in the future is the most important work which our Society has in hand. - Jonathan Trumbull, President, The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, May 11, 1891. [4]

Members of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; The Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; The Sixth Connecticut Regiment of the Continental Line; Sheldon's Horse, the Second Continental Light Dragoons; Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes & Drums.

Official Proclamation from the Town of Lebanon, Connecticut.

A full page article on the historic event was published in the, "Bullseye," newsletter.[5]

1. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence, Benson J. Lossing, Volume I, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1860, pages 601-602.
2. Ibid. page 602.
3. Among First Patriots, A Brief History of Lebanon, Connecticut, Russell Brooks Butler Barber, Ph.D., Town of Lebanon, 1971, Pages 19-20.
4. Year-Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for 1891: To which is Prefixed a History of the Organization of the Society, set forth in Official Reports, CTSSAR, Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1892. page 54.
5. Bullseye, a Turnbull Clan Association Worldwide (TCA) newsletter, Volume 17, Issue 5, Fall 2016, Turnbull Clan Association Worldwide,, page 2.

The War Office is owned and maintained by the Connecticut Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution. 

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