Andrew Billings, Corp. (1760 - 1781)

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Death: Died in Groton, New London, CT
Cause of death: Killed in military action
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Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Andrew Billings lived at the time with his father near the Elder Tuttle Church in Ledyard. He started for the fort in response to the alarm, reaching there after the gates were shut, and being recognized, a rope was thrown to him by which he climbed through the embrasure, being the last man to enter for defence. His brother, Stephen, was in the army with General Washington at the time."

Source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 221 _____

Corp. Andrew Billings - Militia, Killed, Age 21.

Gravestone Inscription:
       In Memory of
    Mr. Andrew Billings
  Son of Capt. Stephen &
   Mrs. Bridget Billings
    who was Inhumanly
Massacred by British troops
     In Fort Griswold
    Sept. 6th AD 1781
     In the 22d year
        of his Age
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Corp. Andrew Billings's Timeline

1760
August 3, 1760
1781
September 6, 1781
Age 21
Groton, New London, CT
September, 1781
Age 21
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States