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

Company Street (Fireback Row)

 

óPutnam Memorial State Park ó

 
Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
1. Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker
Inscription. The enlisted menís encampment consisted of 116 log huts set in a double row for almost a quarter mile down the company street. The only above ground remains of those huts today are the piles of collapsed stone chimneys. Each stone pile of “fireback” marks the location of a 1778 log hut.
The huts were 12x16 feet. Each hut was occupied by twelve soldiers.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 41° 20.349′ N, 73° 22.959′ 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. Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake McDougall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cemetery / Command Officerís Quarters (about 300 feet away); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 400 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion)
Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
2. Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker
Piles of stone from collapsed chimneys are to the left of the marker
(about 400 feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 400 feet away); “Putnamís Escape from Horseneck” (about 400 feet away); Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticutís Valley Forge” by the Friends & Neighbors of P. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
3. Company Street (Fireback Row) Marker
Two rows of collapsed chimneys show the original location of the Company Street.
 
 
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 698 times since then and 28 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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