Redding in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington
in her 93rd year
in timeless memorial to
Senior Major General in the Continental Army who at Greenwich, Connecticut, in February of 1779, made good a dramatic mounted escape from pursuing British Dragoons down the perilous 100 stone steps carved into the precipice at Horse Neck.
Erected 1969 by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1779.
Location. 41° 20.307′ N, 73° 22.88′ 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. Monument is near the entrance to Putnam Memorial State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (a few steps from this marker); Camp Guardhouse (a few steps from this marker); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion)Putnam Memorial State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake McDougall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 400 feet away); Unknown Heroes (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
Also see . . .
1. Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, Connecticut. Site of 1778-1779 winter encampment of General Israel Putnam's troops. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Brief biography of Israel Putnam. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,088 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.