Eldredge Chester, Sgt. (1758 - 1781)

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Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut
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Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

"Ensign Eldredge Chester the third brother was born June 7, 1758. He was employed on his father's farm. At the sound of the alarm guns on the morning of the 6th, he took his gun from the big beam in the old farm house kitchen and hastened with his brothers to the fort. He fell wounded, and is supposed to be one of those who were gathered in the house of Ebenezer Avery at the foot of the hill. He was shortly after taken to his father's house where he lingered and sufferered through the autumn and a portion of the succeeding winter, and died of his injuries December 31, 1781, in his twenty fourth year. He was unmarried."

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 240

Memorial Marker at the Groton Memorial lists Eldredge Chester as rank of Sergent

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June 7, 1758
December 31, 1781
Age 23
Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut