Demetrius Ypsilanti

  • Demetrius Ypsilanti was a field general in the Greek army during the country’s struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire.

  • A highlight of his heroism was his successful defense of the Citadel of Argos in 1824 where, with 220 soldiers, he held the fortress against an army of eight thousand.

  • Having exhausted his provisions, he escaped one night beyond the enemy lines with his entire command, having lost not a single man.

  • Judge Woodward was so fascinated by the military successes of General Ypsilanti that he recommended the new village be named after him.