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Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Israel Putnam

 
 
Israel Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
1. Israel Putnam Marker
Inscription.
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 !

 
Erected 1918 by Town of Brooklyn and the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association Inc.
 
Location.
Trinity Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
2. Trinity Episcopal Church
The “Old Trinity Church” is located 3 miles north from the “New Trinity Church” built in 1866 as a Gothic revival stone church.
41° 47.272′ N, 71° 56.97′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Connecticut Route 169 and U.S. 6, on the right when traveling north on State Route 169. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn CT 06234, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooklyn (a few steps from this marker); Killingly (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pomfret (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ashford (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Israel Putnam. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklyn, CT. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Trinity Episcopal Church. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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