Israel Putnam

Israel Putnam (HM1RI1)

Location: Brooklyn, CT 06234 Windham County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 47.272', W 71° 56.97'

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In the field behind this stone
after the close of the French and Indian Wars,
returning from many expeditions to Ticonderoga, Fort
Edward, Quebec, Montreal, Havana, Detroit, and New Orleans,
lived Col. Israel Putnam.
Here with his wife (2nd) Mrs. Deborah (Avery Gardiner) Putnam,
he dispensed a famous hospitality at the
General Wolfe Tavern.
Near this spot also, April 20, 1775, Putnam received
news of the Battle of Lexington. Leaving his plow
in the furrow with his son Daniel, he rode
one hundred miles in eighteen hours,
reaching Cambridge the next day. There soon after
he planned and on June 17, 1775, commanded at
The Battle of Bunker Hill
receiving thereafter from the Continental Congress
by the hand of Washington the first commission of
Major General (and the only one unanimously voted)
which made him second in rank to his Chief.

placed by the Town of Brooklyn and the
Colonel Daniel Putnam Association Inc.
1918
the 200th anniversary of his birth

Patriot, remember the heritages received from your forefathers
and predecessors, protect and perpetuate them
for the future generations of your countrymen !
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Details
HM NumberHM1RI1
Year Placed1918
Placed ByTown of Brooklyn and the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 254907 N 4630429
Decimal Degrees41.78786667, -71.94950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.272', W 71° 56.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 16.32" N, 71° 56' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)860
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Canterbury Rd, Brooklyn CT 06234, US
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