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

Israel Putnam

 
 
Israel Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
1. Israel Putnam Marker
Inscription.
Donated A.D. 1969
by
sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington
in her 93rd year
in timeless memorial to
Israel Putnam
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Monument is near the entrance to Putnam Memorial State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” ( a few steps from this marker); Camp Guardhouse ( a few steps from this marker); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) ( a few steps from this marker); Putnam Memorial State Park ( within
Putman Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
2. Putman Memorial Park
The statue of Israel Putnam was done by local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington at her estate located just miles from this location.
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 North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Brief biography of Israel Putnam. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Putnam's Escape at Horseneck image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
3. Putnam's Escape at Horseneck
This bronze statue depicts Gen. Israel Putnam's legendary ride down the stone steps in Greenwich, then called "Horseneck," where he narrowly escaped capture by British dragoons.
Closeup of Israel Putnam Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
4. Closeup of Israel Putnam Monument
Putman Memorial State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
5. Putman Memorial State Park
Israel Putnam Marker and monument is located in Putman Memorial State Park, on the front lawn of the Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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