Meigs Raid Plaque Dedication–650 Colonial Road
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August 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meigs Raid Plaque Dedication
Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m. at “the landing,” lower Colonial Road (use 650 Colonial Road – GPS).
Due to limited parking at the site, two buses will transport passengers to the event. One will depart from St. George Church parking lot at 10:00 a.m (which will loop around for a second load) and one from the Community Center at 10:30 a.m.
In the event of rain, the dedication ceremony will be held at the Guilford Free Library (same time).
For additional information contact Tracy Tomaselli (203) 671-9351
About Meigs Raid
|The Meigs Raid (also known as the Battle of Sag Harbor) was a military raid by American Continental Army forces, under the command of Connecticut Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs, on a British Loyalist foraging party at Sag Harbor, New York on May 24, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. Six Loyalists were killed and 90 captured while the Americans suffered no casualties. The raid was made in response to a successful British raid on Danbury, Connecticut in late April that was opposed by American forces in the Battle of Ridgefield.|
Organized in New Haven, Connecticut by Brigadier General Samuel Holden Parsons, the expedition crossed Long Island Soundfrom Guilford on May 23, dragged whaleboats across the North Fork of Long Island, and raided Sag Harbor early the next morning, destroying boats and supplies. The battle marked the first American victory in the state of New York after New York City and Long Island had fallen in the British campaign for the city in 1776.