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Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters Marker
Inscription. The two mounds of stones inside the square formed by the granite posts, were thought to be the camp cemetery. Accordingly, a memorial marker was erected to mark the site in 1902.
Archaeology work has proven this site to be that of a double-ended (two chimneys) officer’s quarters. Further research has pointed to the distinct probability that the hut belonged to Lt. Col. Henry Dearborn.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 41° 20.34′ N, 73° 23.027′ 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. Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 300 feet away); Lake McDougall (about 300 feet
Marker in Putnam Memortal State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
2. Marker in Putnam Memortal State Park
away); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 600 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (about 600 feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 600 feet away); “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redding.
 
Regarding Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters. The memorial marker described is “Unknown Heroes” HMdb Marker # 11999
 
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 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
3. Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters Marker
The Unknown Heroes Marker is at the center of the photo.
The Unknown Heroes Marker, Surrounded by Granite Posts image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
4. The Unknown Heroes Marker, Surrounded by Granite Posts
Skirmish at the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 2, 2013
5. Skirmish at the Marker
American and British Troops skirmish in Putnam Memorial State Park. The Cemetery/Command Officer’s Quarters marker can be seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on January 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   5. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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