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  • Lebanon 'War Office' Played Central Role In Revolutionary War Planning

    Lebanon 'War Office' Played Central Role In Revolutionary War Planning
    "Arrived at Bunker Hill and commenced building a fort … were not discovered until the approach of daylight, when a British cannonade and bombardment commenced … completed the fort about 12 o'clock. It was a poor one ... but better than none. In the battle I discharged my musket 15 times …"
  • Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

    Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door
    The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...

    Chapter Three: The Sins Of Our Fathers

    Chapter Three: The Sins Of Our Fathers
    In the years during and after the American Revolution, the two most powerful men in Connecticut may have been Jeremiah Wadsworth of Hartford and Roger Sherman of New Haven. Wadsworth's influence came from money. When he died in 1804, he left an estate so...