Behind the King’s Lines – A story of Loyalists in Connecticut

Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fort Griswold Battlefield

Free event

On Thursday, July 18 at 7 pm, the Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park will host a free program called “Behind the King’s Lines”, the story of a loyalist family from Preston who were forced into exile on Long Island during the Revolutionary War. The talk describes their experiences as refugees on Long Island, and their eventual return to Preston at the war’s end. It will be presented by Patricia Oat, an independent historian who focuses on the experiences of people in southeastern Connecticut during the years of the American Revolution. This event is open to the public and starts at 7 pm at the Monument House Museum on Park Avenue in Groton. Refreshments will be served.

The program will be preceded by a brief business meeting and the presentation of the Patriot Award to longtime member Shirleyann Dunbar-Rose. For more information, contact