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

Unknown Heroes

 
 
Unknown Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
1. Unknown Heroes Marker
Inscription.
In memory
of the
Unknown Heroes
buried here.

 
Erected 1890.
 
Location. 41° 20.225′ N, 73° 22.792′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Pocahontas Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Putnam Memorial State Park, along the gravel tour road. 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. Winter Quarters of Putnamís Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Israel Putnam (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” (about 700 feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 700 feet away); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 700 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (about 700 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Continental Army Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
2. Continental Army Cemetery
When the park was established in the 1880s, the two mounds of stones located inside of the granite posts was thought to be the location of the cemetery for the 1778-79 winter encampment.
Cemetery / Command Officer's Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
3. Cemetery / Command Officer's Quarters
Archeological work done between 2002 and 2004 revealed that the two stone piles were actually chimneys from the Field Officers quarters, probably that of ranking officer Lt. Col. Henry Dearborn.
Putnam Memorial State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 1, 2008
4. Putnam Memorial State Park
Marker 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. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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