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

Memorial Monument

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. Memorial Monument Marker
Inscription.
Memorial Monument
Constructed in 1888, one year after the commissioning of the park, this monument honors the three different camps in Redding during the winter of 1778 – 79. This monument is the very first structure erected at the park.
The obelisk is built of native granite and is forty-two feet high with a two foot granite ball on top.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 41° 20.321′ N, 73° 22.971′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Connecticut 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. Lake McDougall (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Street (Fireback Row) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 300
Memorial Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
2. Memorial Monument Marker
The Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division Monument is on top of the hill.
feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 400 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (about 400 feet away); “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (about 400 feet away); Israel Putnam (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
More about this marker. This marker describes the Winter Quarters of
Putnam’s Division Monument, HMdb marker # 11997
 
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
 
 
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 861 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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