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

Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division

 
 
Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
1. Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division Monument
This 40 foot tall monument commemorates the commanding officers and men of the Continental Army who were stationed here during the winter of 1778-79.
Inscription.  

Front of Monument:
Erected to commemorate
the Winter Quarters of
Putnam’s Division of the
Continental Army.
Nov. 7th 1778.
May 25th 1779.

Right of Monument:
Putnam
McDougal
Poor
Parsons
Huntington


Back of Monument:
The men of ‘76
who suffered here,
to preserve forever their
Memory
The State of Connecticut
has erected this monument
A.D. 1888

Left of Monument:
The World
is full of their praises.
Posterity
stands astonished at their
Deeds.

 
Erected 1888 by The State of Connecticut.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1830.
 
Location. 41° 20.224′ N, 73° 22.768′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from Pocahontas Road, on the right when traveling west. Monument is in Putnam Memorial State Park, on the gravel park road. 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
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
2. Front of Monument
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Unknown Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel Putnam (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (about 800 feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 800 feet away); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 800 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (about 800 feet away); Lake McDougall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, Connecticut. Site of 1778-1779 winter encampment of Putnam's troops. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
Listed here are the names of the brigade generals who commanded the three camps under Major General Israel Putnam.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
4. Back of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
Memorial Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
6. Memorial Monument
This monument honors the men of the three different camps in Redding, CT during the winter encampment of 1778-79.
Putnam Memorial State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
7. Putnam Memorial State Park
Monument is in Putnam Memorial State Park, along the self guided walk. This park commemorates the winter encampment of 1778-79 of Major General Israel Putnam's Continental Army troops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 23, 2022