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Putnam , Israel, 1718-1790



  • Existence: 1718 - 1790


Israel Putnam popularly known as "Old Put", was an American army general officer who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). He also served notably as an officer with Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War (1754–1763), when he was captured by Mohawk warriors. He was saved from the ritual burning given to enemies by the intervention of a French officer with whom the Mohawk were allied.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Samuel Huntington letter

Identifier: Mss 777567.1
Mss 777567.1
Date(s): 1777-10-17
Scope and Contents

Letter from Samuel Huntington to General Putnam, requesting assistance as he has only a small number of militia. Letter is incomplete.

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