The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1775 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Britain, becoming the United States of America. Beginning in April, 1775, Connecticut sent men to fight. Including state troops and militia, more than 40,000 Connecticut men saw military service during the Revolution. Hartford played a key role as an inland meeting place for the American and French military commanders, General George Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau, as well as for its part in helping to supply the Continental Army with men and provisions.
- Read the 1899 article by Mary K. Talcott: “Hartford in the Revolution,” an essay from Hartford in History: A Series of Papers by Resident Authors
- Learn more about Soldiers of the American Revolution found in the Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford