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Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut
June 14, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Shepaug Libraries Program
Hosted by the Gunn Museum
Please join us on Zoom where Taylor McClure, Connecticut Historical Society Museum Educator, will present on Connecticut during the American Revolution. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this free virtual program.
Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut, including here in Washington, had to answer in 1775 as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, friends, and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers, including one from Washington, CT, who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.”
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