Editor’s note: This is the third of eight columns provided to The Press in lead-up to the Battle of Ridgefield re-enactment Saturday, April 29.
A Town Meeting was called for April 4, 1777. Timothy Keeler was the moderator. The purpose of the meeting was to provide for the soldiers, who enlisted in the Continental Army. It was decided to give each soldier six pounds a year for each year of their three-year enlistment. If they died in service, their families were to receive the money. Despite this show of support for the Continental Army, not everyone in Ridgefield was a Patriot.