Elias Henry Halsey, Capt.
|Birthplace:||Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States|
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About Capt. Elias Henry Halsey
Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
"Captain Elias H. Halsey was captain of a privateer brig lying in the harbor. He was probably from Bridgehampton, Long Island, where many of the name still reside."
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ... By William Wallace Harris, p 260
"...Capt. Elias Henry Halsey directed the gun, and took aim at the enemy. He had practiced on board of privateers, and he did his duty well. I was present with him and others near the gun, and when the shot struck among the enemy it cleared a wide space in their solid column. It was reported on good authority that about twenty men were killed and wounded by that charge of grape shot."
excerpted from The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 33