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Israel Putnam

Military (7-Jan-1718 — 29-May-1790)


William Cutter. The Life of Israel Putnam, Major-General in the Army of the American Revolution. New York: Derby & Jackson. 1859. 383pp.

Leon W. Dean. Old Wolf: The Story of Israel Putnam. Farrar & Rinehart. 1942. 274pp.

John Fellows. The Veil Removed: Or, Reflections on David Humphrey's Essay on the Life of Israel Putnam. New York: J. D. Lockwood. 1843. 231pp.

George Canning Hill. The Life of Israel Putnam. A. L. Burt Company. 1903. 265pp.

David Humphreys. An Essay on the Life of the Honourable Major General Israel Putnam: Addressed to the State Society of the Cincinnati in Connecticut, and First Published by Their Order. Boston: Samuel Avery. 1819. 276pp.

William Farrand Livingston. Israel Putnam: Pioneer, Ranger, and Major-General, 1718-1790. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1901. 442pp.

Alfred P. Putnam. General Israel Putnam and the Battle of Bunker Hill: A Critique, Not a History. Salem, MA: Self-Published. 1901. 64pp.

Israel Putnam; Rufus Putnam. The Two Putnams, Israel and Rufus: In the Havana Expedition, 1762, and in the Mississippi River Exploration, 1772-73, with Some Account of the Company of Military Adventurers. Connecticut Historical Society. 1931. 279pp. Journal.

Fredrika Shumway Smith. Old Put: The Story of Major General Israel Putnam. Rand McNally. 1967. 296pp.

Increase N. Tarbox. Life of Israel Putnam ("Old Put"): Major-General in the Continental Army. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, and Company. 1876. 389pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1201)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.848)

  7. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.614)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.619)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.591)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.832)

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