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“Putnamís Escape from Horseneck”

 
 
“Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
1. “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” Marker
Inscription.
This bronze statue was sculpted by renowned local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington. She was 94 when she completed the statue for its 1969 dedication.

The bronze depicts General Israel Putnamís legendary ride down the stone steps in Greenwich (then called “Horseneck”), where he narrowly escaped from the British dragoons who were on a raiding party from New York City.
 
Erected by Putnam Memorial State Park. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 41° 20.31′ N, 73° 22.887′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 107) and Black Rock Turnpike (Connecticut Route 58), on the right when traveling west on Putnam Park Road. Click for map. Marker is near the visitor center in Putnam Memorial State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Guardhouse (here, next to this marker); Israel Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (a few steps from this marker); Putnam Memorial State Park (a few steps from this
“Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
2. “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” Marker
The bronze statue of Gen. Israel Putnam can be seen behind the marker.
marker); Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lake McDougall (about 400 feet away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 400 feet away); Cemetery / Command Officerís Quarters (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brief biography of Israel Putnam. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, Connecticut. Site of 1778-1779 winter encampment of General Israel Putnam's troops. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Putnam Memorial State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
3. Marker in Putnam Memorial State Park
Marker in Redding image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
4. Marker in Redding
The marker can be seen on the extreme right of the photo.
Gen. Israel Putnam Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
5. Gen. Israel Putnam Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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