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

Camp Guardhouse

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Camp Guardhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
1. Camp Guardhouse Marker
Inscription.
Camp Guardhouse
A log hut which was reconstructed about 1890 on the remains of a hut from 1778. The actual purpose of the original structure is in question, although local lore said it was the Guardhouse. The construction and size of the hut gives the visitor an approximation of one of the 116 enlisted men’s huts inside the park. Each hut contained 12 soldiers.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 41° 20.31′ N, 73° 22.89′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Route 58) and Connecticut Route 107, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in 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. “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (here, next to this marker); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (a few steps from this marker); Israel Putnam (a few steps from this marker); Putnam Memorial State Park (a few steps from this marker); Lake McDougall
Camp Guardhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
2. Camp Guardhouse and Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 400 feet away); Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
More about this marker. This interpretive marker replaces the one seen in photos of “Guardhouse”, HMdb marker # 12006.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticut’s Valley Forge” by the Friends & Neighbors of P. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Camp Guardhouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
3. Camp Guardhouse
There was much more snow during the winter if 1778-89
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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