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

Putnam's Escape

 
 
Putnam's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
1. Putnam's Escape Marker
Inscription.  
This Marks The Spot
Where On February 26, 1779
General Israel Putnam,
Cut Off From His Soldiers And
Pursued By British Cavalry,
Galloped Down This Rocky Steep
And Escaped, Daring To Lead Where Not
One Of Many Hundred Foes Dared To Follow.
Erected By The
Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Of Greenwich, Conn. A.D. 1900

 
Erected 1900 by the Putnam Hill Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 41° 2.224′ N, 73° 36.987′ W. Marker is in Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Putnam Avenue (U.S. 1) and Old Church Road, on the left when traveling north on East Putnam Avenue. This area of Greenwich has been known as "Horseneck" since its first settlement in 1640. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich CT 06830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Putnam's Escape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
2. Putnam's Escape Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Putnam Cottage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founders and Proprietors Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Washington Paused Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cos Cob (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenwich Veterans Monument (approx. one mile away); Raynal C. Bolling (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwich.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Israel Putnam on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Put's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 30, 2010
3. Put's Hill
The upper portion of the rough, rocky steps of "Put's Hill", down which General Putnam fled the British. The marker is at the crest.
General Putnam image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. General Putnam
from Lossing, 1913, History of the United States.
Putnam's Escape image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Putnam's Escape
from Lossing, 1913, History of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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