War Office Historical

War Office Historical (HM1V9U)

Location: Lebanon, CT 06249 New London County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 38.259', W 72° 12.942'

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Lebanon, Connecticut
Governor Jonathan Trumbull's War Office
Headquarters of the
Connecticut Council of Safety During
The War of the American Revolution
Erected by the
Connecticut George Washington Bi-Centennial Commission
October 8, 1932

( placard next to the war office )
Governor Jonathan Trumbull War Office

During the American Revolution, the former store and office where Jonathan Trumbull conducted his mercantile business became the headquarters to plan the defense of the colony of Connecticut located near the northwest corner of the Hartford-Norwich Highway (Route 207) and West Town Street. A marker locates the spot.Here in the War Office, as it came to be called, Governor Trumbull convened the Council of Safety to deal with the day-to-day emergencies. Many of the over 1,100 meetings of the council were held in this building from 1775 to 1784.The governor's experience in provisioning and his knowledge of supply locations throughuot the region served him well when called upon by General Washington for supplies for the Continental Army.Military leaders who were known to have met with the governor and council here in this building were: Generals George Washington, Henry Knox, Israel Putnam, Samuel Parsons, Joseph Spencer, and Jedidiah
Huntington; and French allies, Marquis de Lafayette, Count Rochambeau Marquis de Chastellux and Duc de Luazun.The War Office is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has been owned and maintained by the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution since 1891.
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HM NumberHM1V9U
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Year Placed1932
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 731903 N 4613291
Decimal Degrees41.63765000, -72.21570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.259', W 72° 12.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 15.54" N, 72° 12' 56.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 68-182 W Town St, Lebanon CT 06249, US
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