John Reznikoff Discusses Connecticut’s Battle of Ridgefield, Which Took Place in the Company’s Backyard!

    In this 5:12 video clip filmed in cooperation with PSA/DNA Authentication Services, John Reznikoff reviews historical documents in an archive related to the Battle of Compo Hill, better known as the Battle of Ridgefield (April 27, 1777). The battle has special significance to Reznikoff, as University Archives is headquartered in Westport, CT. Reznikoff discusses important Connecticut figures in the American Revolution like General Gold Selleck Silliman and Oliver Wolcott, and relates how the cash-strapped Patriots struggled to compensate wounded veterans. Join Reznikoff as he tours local landmarks like the Minuteman Statue and Old Compo Beach, where the British fled to their ships in Long Island Sound.