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

Officers Quarters / Magazine

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Officers Quarters / Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. Officers Quarters / Magazine Marker
Inscription. This structure was reconstructed in 1890 on the foundations of the original 1778 building. Long thought to be an officer’s barracks, recent information is now leading archaeologists to believe that it was actually the camp magazine which held the kegs of gunpowder. The location far away from the troop quarters and being semi-enclosed in the earthen bank support this theory.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 41° 20.604′ N, 73° 23.131′ 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. Philips Cave (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Quarters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barlow Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Burr Todd (approx.
Officers Quarters / Magazine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
2. Officers Quarters / Magazine and Marker
¼ mile away); Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company Street (Fireback Row) (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
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 664 times since then and 29 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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