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Connecticut and the American Revolution

Connecticut experienced significant debate, some of it very bitter, between patriot and loyalist advocates in the years before the outbreak of hostilities. Little military action occurred in Connecticut, but there were skirmishes at Stonington in 1775, Danbury in 1777, New Haven in 1779 and New London in 1781. Perhaps the three most prominent Connecticut natives of this era were Jonathan Trumbull, Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold.

See timeline of the American Revolution.