Local historian Jim Bach will give a half-hour talk on The Battle of Ridgefield \u2014the closest Revolutionary War battle to New Canaan- at the New Canaan Historical Society meeting Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m. In April 1775, New Canaan was a sleepy township of 900. The British army set off to destroy George Washington\u2019s valuable medical and military supplies in Danbury. The British succeeded but our boys caught up with the Redcoats in Ridgefield\u201410 miles from New Canaan\u2014on their return trip to their boats in Norwalk. It was a real authentic \u2018rhubarb\u2019 between King George III\u2019s finest (Napoleonic veterans) and our largely rookie farmers. \u00a0 Bach\u2019s PowerPoint presentation covers Canaan Parish boys and the early heroics of General Benedict Arnold at a time when Arnold was first on our side and before his ultimate treachery. Jim Bach was born and raised in New Canaan. \u00a0His family dates back in town three generations to 1917. \u00a0 Bach serves on the Historical Society\u2019s Board of Governors. \u00a0He is a frequent lecturer on town history. The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. The New Canaan Historical Society is located at 13 Oenoke Ridge.