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General Israel Putnam Branch #4

israel putnamChartered: 7 Feb 1894
Deactivated: 3 Dec 1955
Rechartered: 22 Feb 1992

Home Area: Vernon

Namesake: Israel Putnam

Color Guard: Eleventh Regiment of Connecticut Militia

Newsletter: The Scarlet Standard
 
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2001
STARTING POINT: 12:00 (NOON) SNOW CEMETERY, ROUTE. 44, ASHFORD, CT.

ANNUAL COMMEMORATION CEREMONIES
FOR
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL THOMAS KNOWLTON 
AND HIS RANGERS, INCLUDING CAPTAIN NATHAN HALE

225TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATHS OF KNOWLTON AND HALE

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton was killed leading his Rangers at the Battle of Harlem Heights, September 16, 1776.

Captain Nathan Hale was hung as a spy on September 22, 1776 in New York City.

Ceremonies will include a wreath laying and musket salute at the memorial to Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton in the Snow Cemetery in Ashford, Connecticut. The Branch will then proceed to place 25 Revolutionary War Grave Markers and Flags for the remaining Revolutionary War Patriots buried in various cemeteries throughout Ashford, finishing the Branch’s two year Ashford project to mark all of the Towns Revolutionary War Veterans. We will then proceed to Coventry, Connecticut and place a wreath at the Captain Nathan Hale Monument.

SEEKING DESCENDANTS OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL THOMAS KNOWLTON TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEARS 225TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES.

For more information please contact, Todd L. Gerlander, Branch President, at the e-mail or mailing address below.

gen.putnam.branch@snet.net

General Israel Putnam Branch #4 – CTSSAR
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