Back in Connecticut. This week is the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield. British forces had marched north to burn armament stores in Danbury, then marched south toward Long Island Sound. Patriots engaged them along the way, with the biggest engagement in what is now the center of Ridgefield.
Re-enactors recreated the Battle of Ridgefield yesterday. The colonial forces were mainly farmers and tradesmen in ragtag clothing, while the British were well-trained soldiers in red battle dress.
The patriots gathered on the south side of town and waited for the British to approach.