Thursday, December 17, 2009


In Lebanon CT on 3/4/1781, Washington stopped at the home of Col. Jonathon Trumbull. Washington was on his way to Rhode Island. Lebanon is still a farm community on a crossroads.

Below is the home of William Williams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and also from Lebanon.

The War office for Trumbull is just down the road from his home and across from the town green. On the green, Washington reviewed the cavalry Legion of the Duke de Lauzun. Originally the War office was the merchant shop for Trumbull.

Below is the home of Col. Jonathon Trumbull, future Governor of of Connecticut. He was also Father of John Trumbull. The younger Trumbull was an aide to Washington and a painter. His paintings are famous and one is on the back of the twenty dollar bill.

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