Author to discuss Benedict Arnold’s attack on state
Published 11:29 am, Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Eric Lehman, the author of “Homegrown Terror — Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London,” will speak at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the library, corner Old Post and Post roads. Books will be available for purchase.
Lehman’s book chronicles how on Sept. 6, 1781, Connecticut native Arnold led a force of British soldiers and loyalists to capture Fort Griswold and burn New London to the ground, according to library publicity for the event.
Lehman is a professor of English at the University of Bridgeport and the author of several books about Connecticut history.
Advance registration is required for the free program.