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Fort Griswold After the Revolution

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This page will tell the story of the role of Fort Griswold in the years after the Revolutionary War.

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The Civil War Memorial was erected by Civil War Sergeant Robert Gray to honor his comrades-in-arms. A recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, he served with the 21st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.

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The Spanish-American War Cannon in front of the Groton Monument was taken off the Spanish flagship, the Marie-Theresa. The cannon fired upon American ships as the Marie-Theresa tried to steam out of Cuba's Santiago Harbor during the Spanish-American War.