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Wilton Has Always Defended its Independence
During the Revolutionary War, more than 300 men from Wilton with names like Olmstead, Keeler, and Hurlbutt served in the Continental Army. One of these Wilton patriots was an African American named Cato Treadwell (1762–1849), who served three years in the 2nd Brigade of the Connecticut Line. (He later become one of the first Mormons to reach Utah.)
The War came to Wilton briefly in 1777 when the British had to retreat through the village after their invasion of Danbury in an attempt to confiscate the citizens' weapons. Although several Wilton houses were set afire, none were destroyed since the retreat was too rapid.
About fifty-two Revolutionary veteran graves are still identifiable in Wilton cemeteries.
WILTON IS STILL FIGHTING FOR ITS INDEPENDENCE TODAY.