Nathaniel Shaw

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Nathaniel Shaw, Jr. (1703—1778) was a Connecticut Patriot, and an American Revolutionary War soldier.

Nathaniel Shaw

(1703-09-26)September 26, 1703
Fairfield, Connecticut Colony

(now Fairfield), Connecticut
Died August 26, 1778(1778-08-26) (aged 74)
New London, Connecticut


Nathaniel Shaw, Jr. was a successful merchant who owned several privateering ships. Both the Continental Congress and the State of Connecticut made him a naval agent during the American Revolutionary War, and he had the responsibility of drawing up orders for privateers as well as distributing captured prizes. His Shaw Mansion (New London, Connecticut) is now the headquarters of the Connecticut Historical Society. [1]


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