Brooklyn in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Here with his wife (2nd) Mrs. Deborah (Avery Gardiner) Putnam, he dispensed a famous hospitality at the General Wolfe Tavern.
Near this spot also, April 20, 1775, Putnam received news of the Battle of Lexington. Leaving his plow in the furrow with his son Daniel, he rode one hundred miles in eighteen hours, reaching Cambridge the next day. There soon after he planned and on June 17, 1775, commanded at The Battle of Bunker Hill
receiving thereafter from the Continental Congress by the hand of Washington the first commission of Major General (and the only one unanimously voted) which made him second in rank to his Chief.
placed by the Town of Brooklyn and the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association Inc.
the 200th anniversary of his birth
Patriot, remember the heritages received from your forefathers and predecessors, protect and perpetuate them for
Erected 1918 by Town of Brooklyn and the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association Inc.
Location. 41° 47.272′ N, 71° 56.97′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Connecticut Route 169 and U.S. 6, on the right when traveling north on State Route 169. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn CT 06234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooklyn (a few steps from this marker); Israel Putnam Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn Civil War Monument (about 700 feet away); Israel Putnam's First Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Killingly (approx. 3.7 miles away); Killingly Civil War Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Killingly World War II Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Christopher Lee Hoskins (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . .
1. Israel Putnam. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Brooklyn, CT. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Trinity Episcopal Church. (Submitted on April 5, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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