Historic Putnam Cottage c.1690
Known as Knapp's Tavern during the American Revolution

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General Israel Putnam (1718-1779)

Gen. Putnam Portrait Putnam's Own Account of His Historic Ride

"We discharged some old field pieces, which were there, a few times, and gave them a small fire of musketry, but without any considerable effect; the superior force of the enemy soon obliged our small detachment to abandon the place. I therefore directed the troops to retire and form on a hill a little distance from Horseneck (Greenwich), while I proceeded to Stamford and collected a body of militia and a few Continental troops which were there, with which I returned immediately."

Putnam's Biography, 1854
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