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"Our Putnams" a 2007 Book by Charles Somerby Putnam, Jr.

"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" . . . General Israel Putnam at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775 1

"The Life and Heroic Exploits of Israel Putnam" by Washington's aide de camp, George David Humphreys (The first biography of an American written by an American)
Click here for photos of Humphreys' House and Museum

Stories and Photographs

Putnam's Early Life - The Wolf Den Ancestors, Family, and Childhood of Israel Putnam Putnam's Experiences in the French and Indian War - His Capture Putnam Goes to Lexington Putnam at The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) "Connecticut's Valley Forge" - Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding, Connecticut Putnam's Horseneck Escape - Greenwich, Connecticut Putnam's Last Years Photographs - Including all photos on this Web site Putnam Family Genealogical Information

Links to Related Sites

Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding, Connecticut: Park Website   History  Gibson Photos  Other Information

"Death and Israel Putnam" Poem by Arthur Guiterman

The Life of Israel Putnam, Major-general in the Army of the American Revolutionby William Cutter J. Philbrick (1854)

The 1904 biography "Old Put The Patriot" by Frederick Albion Ober (on the Project Gutenberg website)

Israel Putnam's Life (Connecticut Military Department) Battle of Bunker Hill - Article 1 (Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Military Science Department)

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA

Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

US Army Center of Military History, Bibliography of Continental Army General Officers

Israel Putnam Statue in Hartford, Connecticut

Israel Putnam Statue by Karl Gerhardt in Brooklyn, Connecticut

Israel Putnam's Birthplace (Danvers, Massachusetts)

The Putnam Cottage (Greenwich, Connecticut)

Rescue of Major Israel Putnam Near Glens Falls, 1758

The Israel Putnam Trailblazer Award

Putnam Connecticut

Israel Putnam Postcard

Putnam Counties: Georgia Illinois Indiana Missouri New York Ohio Tennessee West Virginia

Another Great American: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Honored By the FBI - June 2009
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Below: John Trumbull's (1756 - 1843) painting of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Israel Putnam is the man on the far left.

1 Some people believe Col. William Prescott said "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
We believe the most likely scenario was Putnam spoke the words first, then Prescott repeated them to his men.