William Latham, Jr.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of Burial:||West Mystic, New London County, Connecticut, United States|
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About William Latham, Jr.
Defender of Fort Griswold, taken prisoner
"William Latham, aged sixteen, from near Fort Hill, was wounded by a bayonet through the hand in warding off the blow from his body, and carried to New York as prisoner.
He died January 29, 1849, aged eighty four. Of his thirteen children, all of whom lived to be married, six are now living in Groton, namely; Henry, Silas, James, Abby Jane Spicer John D and Hannah Adams. The eldest of these was born in 1797, and the youngest in 1816"
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris p. 233