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Putnam , Israel, 1718-1790

 

Dates

  • 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

Mss 777567.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 777567.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Samuel Huntington to General Putnam, requesting assistance as he has only a small number of militia. Letter is incomplete.