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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880
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The 1777 Danbury Raid And The Battle Of Ridgefield: Lecture By Ed Hynes At WHS

Westport Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 2017 is "American Revolution Month" in recognition of the 240th anniversary of the Danbury Raid.  To help celebrate, Ed Hynes will present a lecture at Westport Historical Society on Wednesday evening, April 26, from 7 to 8 pm.

In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot’s supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury.  As the British marched to Danbury the Patriots mustered their forces under the command of Major Gen. David Wooster and Brigadier Generals Benedict Arnold and Gold Selleck Silliman.  This presentation follows the British on their four-day raid and the Patriots attempt to deny them safe return to their ships.   As the conflict nears its conclusion in present day Westport, you will feel the white-knuckle emotion of the men on both sides fighting for their lives and their countries

Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT and lives in Norwalk.  He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas.  In addition to his interest in history, Ed works as a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, Connecticut.

There is a $10 suggested donation. 

Please call for reservations: 203-222-1424

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