Call to Arms

In this new book about the British Raid on Danbury, Connecticut in 1777, Steve Darley includes an extensive rooster of 58 companies from towns in Connecticut and New York, consisting of 1,026 American patriots who participated in the skirmishes fought to stop the British from returning to their vessels after destroying supplies in Danbury. Included in the book are a variety of accounts of the events that took place from April 25 to 28, 1777. The accounts include pension applications, journals, letters and memoirs, as well as contemporary newspaper accounts. New information on the ride by Sybil Ludington as well as  the “Paul Reveres” who were responsible for the Call to Arms in Connecticut is presented. The book contains an updated listing of the men who were killed at Ridgefield, Connecticut, and examines the marker relating to the burial of eight Patriots and 16 British soldiers on the battlefield. Also included is an in-depth look at the life and career of General David Wooster, who was killed at Ridgefield.