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Putnams Revolutionary War Winter Encampment: The History and Archeology of Putnam Memorial State Park Daniel Cruson

Putnams Revolutionary War Winter Encampment: The History and Archeology of Putnam Memorial State Park

Daniel Cruson

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ISBN : 9781609492311
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160 pages
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Putnam State Park, Connecticuts first state park, was the site of Revolutionary War general Israel Putnams last command. In the winter of 1778-79, three thousand troops of the Continental army built and lived in the city, a winter encampment inMorePutnam State Park, Connecticuts first state park, was the site of Revolutionary War general Israel Putnams last command. In the winter of 1778-79, three thousand troops of the Continental army built and lived in the city, a winter encampment in the valleys of northern Redding. Historian Daniel Cruson describes in fascinating archaeological detail the construction of the camp and the soldiers daily struggle to survive. Mutiny, execution, skirmishes and the heroism of Putnam himself are revealed in this compelling history. The story of Putnam State Park doesnt end when Continental troops marched out to engage the British- Cruson takes readers from the creation of the park itself to the present day.