Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

Road Rage


In July of 1636, John Oldham’s boat was discovered off the coast of Block Island. There was only one passenger: Oldham’s naked corpse, with a hatchet lodged in his skull. …

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Door Handle


New Haven has better reason than most to get a handle on its doors. This dates back at least as far as the Revolutionary War, when British soldiers spent the first week of July 1779 raiding towns on the Connecticut …

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Battle Lines


Early in the American Revolution, General George Washington had a 14th colony in mind: Canada. …

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End of Story


Resolved, That the board of war be and hereby are directed to erase from the register of the names of the officers of the army of the United States the name of BENEDICT ARNOLD.

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Coming Undone


When we last withdrew from the saga of New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was early in the morning on September 22, 1780. Arnold was meeting, face-to-face for the first time, the man who’d been receiving his secret messages behind enemy …

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The Plot Thickens


When we last departed New Havener Benedict Arnold in the spring of 1779, the twice-injured American war hero, then commanding the colonial capital Philadelphia, was under siege, and not by the British. …

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Reasonable Doubts


When we last left New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was August 1775. …

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Raising Hale


On the morning of May 10, 2017, Fort Nathan Hale Park was abuzz with preparation ahead of its season-opening celebration a few days later. At the northern end, a small plinth stood empty in the middle of a five-pointed star. …

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Sherman’s March


We can’t visit City Hall at the moment—but we can revisit this 2015 profile of one of its permanent residents.

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Road Rage


As the pandemic underscores the value of a strong postal system, this 2016 story reminds us that what comes of and through the post can shape the course of history.

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