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Redding in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Putnam Memorial State Park

 
 
Putnam Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
1. Putnam Memorial State Park Marker
Inscription.
Putnam Memorial State Park
This park commemorates the three winter encampments in 1778 – 79 of Major General Isreal Putnamís division of Continental Army troops during the Revolutionary War. The memorial park was created on the actual site of one of the three encampments.
Gen. Washington positioned his troops in a crescent shape around the British army in NY City. The troops camped in Redding were used to protect the Long Island Sound, the Hudson Highlands and, especially, the military stores at the Army Supply Depot in Danbury.
This camp housed Brig. General Poorís New Hampshire Brigade and the 2nd Canadian Regiment under Col. Moses Hazen. The camp was built to hold over 1300 troops. The other two camps held the 1st and 2nd Connecticut Brigades (which contained eight regiments).
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 41° 20.305′ N, 73° 22.901′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 58) and Connecticut Route 107, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Putnam Memorial State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Putnam Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
2. Putnam Memorial State Park Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” (a few steps from this marker); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel Putnam (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake McDougall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Monument (about 300 feet away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 400 feet away); Cemetery / Command Officerís Quarters (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Redding.
 
Regarding Putnam Memorial State Park. Putnam Memorial State Park is bisected by Putnam Park Road, CT Route 58. The recreational side, with Lake Putnam is on the east. The historical side is west of the road.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticutís Valley Forge” by the Friends & Neighbors of P. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Entrance to Putnam Memorial State Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
3. The Entrance to Putnam Memorial State Park
At the top of the hill is the Winter Quarters of Putnamís Division Monument, HMdb marker # 11997
Plaque on the Left Guard Tower at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
4. Plaque on the Left Guard Tower at the Entrance
Land Donated
for
Israel Putnam Memorial Camp
by
Oliver B. Jennings, Faorfield, Conn.
Isaac N. Bartram, Sharon, Conn.
Aaron Treadwell, Redding, Conn.
1887 – 1902
Plaque on the Right Guard Tower at the Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
5. Plaque on the Right Guard Tower at the Entrance
First Committee on Grounds
Appointed
By
Governor Phineas C. Lounsbury.
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Aaron Treadwell, Redding, Conn.
Charles B. Todd, Redding, Conn.
Samuel B. Gorham, Redding, Conn.
Isaac N. Bartram, Sharon, Conn.
1888
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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