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People/Characters: Israel Putnam

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1776 by David McCullough
Alexander Hamilton's Revolution by Phillip Thomas Tucker
The American Heritage Book of The Revolution by Bruce Lancaster
American Revolution Battles and Leaders (Battles and Leaders) by DK Publishing
Battle for Manhattan by Bruce Bliven
The drowning girl : a memoir by Caitlín R. Kiernan
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer
Israel Putnam: Fearless Boy by Augusta Stevenson
Putnam's Revolutionary War Winter Encampment: The History and Archeology of Putnam Memorial State Park by Daniel Cruson
Washington's Immortals by Patrick K. O'DonnellOld Put
The Whites of Their Eyes by Paul Lockhart
With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution by James L. Nelson

Character description

Israel Putnam (January 7, 1718 – May 29, 1790) was an American army general officer, popularly known as Old Put, who fought with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). His reckless courage and fighting spirit became known far beyond Connecticut's borders through the circulation of folk legends in the American colonies and states celebrating his exploits.

He had previously served notably as an officer with Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War, when he was captured by Mohawk warriors. He was saved from the ritual burning given to enemies by intervention of a French officer, with whom the Mohawk were allied.

Israel Putnam in Wikipedia

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