Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General Israel Putnam
1718 - 1790
soldier in the French and Indian
War, his service included Roger's
Rangers, Indian captivity,
shipwreck and Pontiac's War. A
staunch "Liberty Boy," he was to
lead men on many Revolutionary
battlefields, most notably Bunker
Hill. A paralyzing stroke ended his
military service in 1779.
Erected by Stone placed by Bonnie Ballard.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 32° 4.553′ N, 81° 6.038′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Memorial can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street). Located between Louisville Road. W. Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Tondee (here, next to this marker); To Honor Our Patriot Ancestors (here, next to this marker); Col. John White Samuel Elbert (here, next to this marker); Mills Murphree (here, next to this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall (here, next to this marker); Isidore De Lynch (here, next to this marker); Captain Charles Floyd (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . . General Israel Putnam Website. "...Putnam was all activity, riding up and down just behind the soldiers at the fence who rested their deadly weapons on the top rail and awaited with excited eagerness the order to fire. ..." (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.