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American Revolution History by ColonialAmerica.com
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Mysteries of Merriman Burying Ground may soon be uncovered


Now due to "ground penetrating radar" some of those mysteries may be solved. The burial ground, located on Marion Avenue in Plantsville, dates back to the late 1700s and is believed to be a family cemetery. It was named after the Rev. John Merriman ...

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This day published and to be sold at the store of James Lockwood, near the College, in New Haven, four different views of the Battle of Lexington, Concord, &c., on the 19th of April 1775.

Plate I: The Battle of Lexington
Plate II: A view of the town of Concord, with the Ministerial troop destroying the stores.
Plate III: The Battle of North Bridge, in Concord.
Plate IV: The South part of Lexington, where the first detachments were joined by Lord Percy.

The above plates are neatly engraved on copper from the original paintings taken on the spot. Price, six shillings per set for the plain ones; or eight shillings coloured.

New Haven, December 13, 1775