Fort Putnam

Following the Battle of Lexington and Concord, thousands of soldiers from all over New England marched to Cambridge to join the Revolutionary Cause. Among these men, was General Israel Putnam and his Connecticut-based militia. Like the other Continental Forces in Cambridge, Putnam and his company aided in the large-scale earthworks project that sought to fortify the town against future British attacks. One of Putnam’s most notable forts was one he named for himself, Fort Putnam. Fort Putnam was known as the strongest fort built by the Continental Army.          

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