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SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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men and women who fought or gave service for Independence in the American Revolutionary War.

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Joseph Spencer Monument

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Description:

Erected by the State of Connecticut due to the petition of the Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Spencer family's graves and headstones were later removed from their first resting place in the Millington section of town to be near the monument.

In the park near the Nathan Hale schoolhouse stands a monument to Gen. Joseph Spencer. This was erected by the State on the petition of the Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. General Spencer's body and that of his wife, as well as their original headstones, were later removed from their first resting place and located near the monument.

Deep River New Era, Friday, September 14, 1934 -
Mouat, p. 146

Joseph Spencer (1714 - 1798), a son of Isaac Spencer, was born in East Haddam. He entered the Northern Army in 1758 and served as a lieuenant colonel in the French War. In the was of the American Revolution, he was made a major general in 1776 and in 1778 was placed in command in Rhode Island. The failure of his attack on the British at Newport resulted in his retirement and in 1778 he returned to his home in Millington Society.

encyclopedia Americana, XXV :394.
field, p.45


Address:

29 Main St
Route 149
East Haddam, CT 06423


Hours:

Always open



Dedication Date:

c. 1903