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Video: Aerial360 Solutions Offers Overhead View Of Battle of Ridgefield

Aerial360 Solutions' video of the  240th Anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Ridgefield.
Aerial360 Solutions' video of the 240th Anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Ridgefield. Video Credit: Sean McEvoy/Aerial360 Solutions

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The town of Ridgefield stage a huge re-enactment of the Battle of Ridgefield for its 240th anniversary.

If you missed the fun, or want to relive it, check out the video above from Aerial360 Solutions.

The video features interesting views of the event, which was held on April 29, many shot from above by a drone.

The Battle of Ridgefield was part of a series of skirmishes between American and British forces during the Revolutionary War. It was fought in the village of Ridgefield on April 27, 1777.

The incident had begun on April 25, 1777, when a British force landed between Fairfield and Norwalk (what today is Westport), and marched to Danbury, where they destroyed Continental Army supplies.

Connecticut militia leaders raised a force of 700 but could not reach Danbury in time to save the supplies. The forces set out to battle the retreating British on their return to their boats.

The main battle took place at Ridgefield, where several hundred militia confronted the British but were driven away in a running battle down the town's main street.

The next day, the British return to Compo Beach, with militia forces following them.

It was the only British raid during the Revolutionary War that reached that far into the countryside of Connecticut.

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