Shelling of Stonington

August 30, 1775 at Stonington, Connecticut - On August 30, the British Navy began a bombardment of Stonington. There were 2 people killed in town and a number of houses were destroyed by the naval gunfire.

In this year, 1775, however, when the governors were being pushed off the continent, the navy displayed not a little activity. But it was ill-directed and had no effect in upholding the authority of the governors. Stonington, in Connecticut, was shelled, houses shattered, two citizens killed, and a schooner taken.