Some of the most
prominent families of the American Revolution proudly hailed from Connecticut.
Committed to the pursuit of freedom, men like Major General David Wooster led
troops into battle, while Samuel Huntington and others risked it all by signing
the Declaration of Independence. Women might have stayed at home, but they
played a vital part by producing goods for soldiers while also taking care of
their property and children. In the wake of war, Sarah Pierce started the
Litchfield Female Academy and taught protégés like Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Family members often enlisted alongside one another. Elijah and David Humphreys
were two such brothers who proudly served in the war together. From the Burrs
to the Wolcotts, author Mark Allen Baker reveals what life was like for
Connecticut families during the Revolutionary War.