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A 134 foot high memorial sits atop this hill and commemorates the battle of Fort Griswold, Connecticut that was attacked and burned by the British under Benedict Arnold. American reports claim the American commander surrendered the garrison and then he and 70 Americans were massacred after the surrender. The monument was erected in 1830 to commemorate the fighting here along with the Monument House which contains relics from the fort site. An inscribed plaque on the monument records the names of those lost.

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