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

Putnam's Escape

 
 
Putnam's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
1. Putnam's Escape Marker
Inscription.
This Marks The Spot
Where On February 26, 1779
General Israel Putnam,
Cut Off From His Soldiers And
Pursued By British Cavalry,
Galloped Down This Rocky Steep
And Escaped, Daring To Lead Where Not
One Of Many Hundred Foes Dared To Follow.
Erected By The
Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Of Greenwich, Conn. A.D. 1900

 
Erected 1900 by the Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 2.224′ N, 73° 36.987′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Old Church Road, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. Click for map. This area of Greenwich has been known as "Horseneck" since its first settlement in 1640. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam Cottage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founders and Proprietors Monument
Putnam's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
2. Putnam's Escape Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Paused Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument (approx. one mile away); Raynal C. Bolling (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwich.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Israel Putnam on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Put's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
3. Put's Hill
The upper portion of the rough, rocky steps of "Put's Hill", down which General Putnam fled the British. The marker is at the crest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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