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Shaw Mansion

Shaw Mansion

Nathaniel Shaw Jr. served as Connecticut’s Naval Agent, so throughout the Revolution the lavish Shaw Mansion served as headquarters for the state’s navy as well as sixty privateers. It was one of the few buildings to survive the burning of New London by Benedict Arnold in 1781. The Mansion is now the home of the New London County Historical Society.

New London Harbor Light

New London Harbor Light
Lighthouse in New London, CT

New London Harbor Light

Established as a beacon in the early 1700s, New London Harbor Light was formally established as a lighthouse in 1759. Benedict Arnold landed his troops here prior to burning down the city in 1781. It is the fourth lighthouse recognized by George Washington when he enacted the 1789 Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.

Richard Douglass House

Richard Douglass House
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Richard Douglass was a veteran of the war serving from 1775 until 1781. He served as captain and served under Col. Herman swift. Douglass fought at Germantown, Monmouth, White Plains. A cooper by trade, Douglass later became a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Douglass suffered the depredations at the hands of the British in 1776 (Battle of Long Island) and again in 1781 when they burned his house.