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

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Join Daniel Cruson as he explores the revolutionary winter encampment in Redding, Connecticut, which was General Israel Putnam's last command. During the winter of 1778-79, he led about three thousand troops of the Continental Army into three separate valleys of northern Redding where they built remporary huts for protection against the winter cold. here they lived for five to six months before marching out to engage the British. The book also ties int he history of Putnam Memorial State Park, which is the ...

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Overview

Join Daniel Cruson as he explores the revolutionary winter encampment in Redding, Connecticut, which was General Israel Putnam's last command. During the winter of 1778-79, he led about three thousand troops of the Continental Army into three separate valleys of northern Redding where they built remporary huts for protection against the winter cold. here they lived for five to six months before marching out to engage the British. The book also ties int he history of Putnam Memorial State Park, which is the present-day location for this winter encampment and Connecticut's first state park.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609492311
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 807,028
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 11

Chapter 1 The Process of Winter Camping 13

Chapter 2 Building a Winter Camp 23

Chapter 3 Living in a Winter Camp 47

Chapter 4 The History of a Winter Encampment 67

Chapter 5 The Troops March Out: The Fate of a Winter Encampment 87

Chapter 6 The Founding and Development of a State Park in Connecticut 107

Appendix I The Other Half of the Park 133

Appendix II The Military Hospital at Danbury 135

Appendix III The Prehistory of Putnam Park 139

Appendix IV The Legend of Philip's Cave 141

Notes 143

Bibliography 151

Index 155

About the Author 159

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