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Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Israel Putnam

 
 
Israel Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
1. Israel Putnam Marker
Inscription.
182 feet
north of this spot
stood the oak
to which
Israel Putnam
was tied and tortured
by the Indians in 1758

 
Erected 1922 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Champlain Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 57.583′ N, 73° 25.697′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Lake Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Military Road (approx. 4 miles away); Hathorne School (approx. 4.1 miles away in Vermont); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 4.7 miles away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 4.8 miles away); “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (approx. 4.8 miles away); The British at Crown Point (approx. 4.8 miles away); The French at Crown Point (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crown Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Capture. Website
Israel Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
2. Israel Putnam Marker
Israel Putnam was captured on August 8, 1758, after his British troops were ambushed by a group of 450 French and Indians.
devoted to General Israel Putnam. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Brief biography of Israel Putnam. (Submitted on April 25, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, French and Indian
 
Marker on Lake Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 11, 2008
3. Marker on Lake Road
Putnam was tied by a Caughnawaga chief to a tree in the crossfire of a battle between the British and the ambush party. Putnam also had tomahawks thrown at him by the Indians, was shot at by the French, and was in the process of being burned alive when the French commander put a stop to the torture and freed him.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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