Person:William Ledyard (3)

William Ledyard
  1. William Ledyard - 1781
m. 8 Jan 1761
  1. Mary Ledyard1763 - 1782
  2. Sarah Ledyard1765 - 1781
  3. William Ledyard1766 - 1777
  4. Deborah Ledyard1769 - 1791
  5. John Yarborough Ledyard1773 - 1792
  6. Peter Van Wort Ledyard1775 -
  7. William Ledyard1777 - 1795
  8. Henry Young Ledyard1780 - 1782
  9. Charles Grover Ledyard1781 - 1790
Facts and Events
Name William Ledyard
Gender Male
Birth? Southold, LI,NY
Marriage 8 Jan 1761 to Anne Williams
Death? 6 Sep 1781 Fort Griswold, Groton, CT
Reference Number? Q8014413?

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William Ledyard (December 6, 1738 – September 6, 1781) was a lieutenant colonel in the Connecticut militia who was killed during the American Revolutionary War. He commanded Fort Griswold in Groton and resisted the British forces during the Battle of Groton Heights on September 6, 1781. The British finally took the fort, and Ledyard surrendered—but the British officer took Ledyard's sword and used it to kill him in the very act of his surrender, then led the British forces to slaughter the surrendering Americans. Col.William & Ann Ledyard lived in Groton, CT. He was on Comm.of Corresp. from Groton 20 June 1774: Capt. of Artillery & commander of fort at Groton (built 27 Nov 1775) In March 1778 his command was extended to cover New London, Groton, Stonington, with rank of Major. (Facsim. of his autograph: Battle of Groton Heights, p.215)

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