Sgt. Eldredge Chester

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Eldredge Chester, Sgt.

Birthdate: (23)
Death: December 31, 1781 (23)
Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States (Died of wounds received in defense of Fort Griswold)
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Chester and Sarah Eldridge
Brother of Daniel Chester; Charles Chester and Elisha Chester
Half brother of Mary MacKay

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About Sgt. Eldredge Chester

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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Sgt. Eldredge Chester's Timeline

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