Monday, June 17, 2019

Connecticut Independence Day 2019 - Gov. Jonathan Trumbull's War Office, Lebanon, Connecticut




Connecticut Independence Day 2019



Connecticut SAR 243rd Anniversary of "Connecticut Independence Day" Exhibit, 
Commemorating Connecticut's "Declaration of Independence", June 18, 1776
and
244th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill,
First Major Battle of the American Revolution, June 17, 1775
and
242nd Anniversary of the United States Flag (Flag Day), June 14, 1777




Members of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit of the Connecticut Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution commemorate Connecticut Independence Day.


Sunday June 16, 2019, War Office, Lebanon, Connecticut


For more information on Connecticut's "Declaration of Independence," see the past blog post:










Trumbull Flag

Col. John Trumbull, the Artist of the American Revolution, "depicted the stars as six pointed, and only once as five pointed. His favorite star pattern was a square of twelve with one in the middle."[1]






In remembrance of the 244th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, first major Battle of the American Revolution, June 17, 1775, we remember Lebanon Patriots:



Colonel James Clark (1730-1826)

Captain of the First (Lebanon) Company, Twelfth Regiment of Connecticut Militia
Lexington Alarm
Captain of the Sixth Company, General Israel Putnam's Third Connecticut Regiment of 1775
May 1, 1775 - December 18, 1775
At Bunker Hill and Siege of Boston
Re-enlisted in 1776 as Captain of First Company, Third Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade.
At Battle of Long Island and White Plains.
Promoted Major, Twelfth Regiment of Connecticut Militia, December, 1776.[2]

Colonel James Clark of Lebanon was present when Lafayette laid the cornerstone for the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, Massachusetts on June 17, 1825, the fiftieth anniversary of the battle. Colonel Clark was ninety-five years old.[3]

Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, Connecticut



Captain Andrew Fitch (1747-1811)

Clerk of the First (Lebanon) Company, Twelfth Regiment of Connecticut Militia
Lexington Alarm
Lieutenant of the Sixth Company, General Israel Putnam's Third Connecticut Regiment of 1775
May 1, 1775 - December 19, 1775
At Bunker Hill and Siege of Boston
Lieutenant in Col. Andrew Ward's Regiment at White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton.
Captain in Col. John Durkee's Fourth Regiment, Connecticut Line 1777-1781.
At Germantown, wintered at Valley Forge, Monmouth. Retired by consolidation January 1, 1781.
Member of the Society of the Cincinnati.[4]

Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, Connecticut


Notes:

1. Standards and Colors of the American Revolution, Edward W. Richardson, The University of Pennsylvania Press and the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution and its Color Guard, 1982, page 26.
2. Year-Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for 1897-1898 and 1899, The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Press of The Price, Lee & Adkins Co., 1900, page 52.
3. Captain James Clark, of Bunker Hill Renown: his Ancestors and Descendants, Mary Clarke Huntington, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2, New York, April, 1897, pages 65-71.
4. Year-Book of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for 1897-1898 and 1899, The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Press of The Price, Lee & Adkins Co., 1900, page 52.








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







Sunday, June 2, 2019

Revolutionary War Grand Encampments of the Connecticut Line, Lebanon, Connecticut




Revolutionary War
Grand Encampments of the Connecticut Line



Gov. Jonathan Trumbull House & Wadsworth Stable
Lebanon, Connecticut


From 2007 to 2009 and again in 2011 the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was invited by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution to set up a Revolutionary War Grand Encampment on the grounds of the Governor Jonathan Trumbull House and Wadsworth Stable in Lebanon, Connecticut. In 2010 we participated in the Governor Jonathan Trumbull 300th Birthday Revolutionary War Encampment, in 2005 the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary War Encampment, and in 2000 the Town of Lebanon Tercentennial Revolutionary War Encampment on the Lebanon Green.





2007
Grand Encampment of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit 
of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution













2008
Grand Encampment of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit 
of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution











2009
Grand Encampment of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit 
of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution










2011
Grand Encampment of the Connecticut Line, Living History/Color Guard Unit 
of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
and
September 11, 2001 Remembrance Ceremony























The Governor Jonathan Trumbull House and Wadsworth Stable are owned and maintained
by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution