April 27, 2018, marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield, the only inland battle of the American Revolution to take place in Connecticut. This singular event was memorialized in an engraving by an anonymous engraver and printed in London in April 1780.
The action-packed print depicts the fighting at the barricade on Main Street. The infamous General Benedict Arnold, who commanded the local militia during the fight, is shown in the forefront, his horse shot out from under him, bravely facing down a British soldier. This engraving is unique, as it is quite unusual to depict a battle in which the bravery of the enemy commander is the subject.