Colonial contingent in the capture of Havana

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Date: 1762 to 1762
Location: Havana Cubamap
Surnames/tags: Siege_of_Havana Battle_of_Havana Phineas_Lyman
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Britain invaded Spanish Cuba and besiegedHavana. A Connecticut regiment commanded by Phineas Lyman and lieutenant Colonel Israel Putnam comprised a portion of the force. The Connecticut troops received a promise of substantial rewards with the fall of the city, the wealthy bastion of Spanish power in the New World. The booty went mostly uncollected, however, and hundreds of Connecticut troops fell ill and died in the tropical climate. [1]

First Connecticut Regiment under Major General Phineas Lyman.


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