Samuel Blachley Webb

Colonel Samuel Blachley Webb of the 3rd Connecticut Regiment, shown in this miniature portrait, served as the commander of the Continental Army’s light infantry during the Verplanck’s Point encampment. By 1782, Webb was a seven-year veteran who had responded to the Lexington Alarm in 1775, crossed the Delaware River in 1776, and served a term as a British prisoner of war.

Collection of the New-York Historical Society