|Cause of death:||Died from wounds incurred in the defense of Ft. Griswold.|
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Died from wounds received in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
"Elijah Richards, born 1734, was wounded in the defense of New London, and died of his wounds September 20th. His house on Beach Street was burned. He was a cousin of Guy, the father of Peter Richards (who was killed at Ft. Griswold)"
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 232