Journal of Gen. Rufus Putnam - Kept in Northern New York During Four Campaigns of the Old French and Indian War 1757-1760
by Rufus Putnam (9781408608203)

Journal of Gen. Rufus Putnam - Kept in Northern New York During Four Campaigns of the Old French and Indian War 1757-1760
 
Rufus Putnam
Release Date: 01 October 2007
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
Category: Military
ISBN: 9781408608203
ISBN-10: 1408608200



JOURNAL OF KEPT IN NORTHERN NEW YORK DURING FOUR CAMPAIGNS OF THE OLD FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR THE WHOLE COPIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED WITH NOTES AND PRECEDED BY A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF GEN. PUTNAM -- 1886. -- CONTENTS. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF RUFUS PUTNAM, - - 9 JOUBNAL OF RUFUS PUTNAM FOR THE YEAR 1757, - - 23 SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ISRAEL PUTNAM, - - 29 SEIORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ROBERT ROGERS, - 46 JOURNAL OF RUFUS PUTNAM FOR THE YEAR 1558, - - 61 JOUBNAL OF RUFUS PUTNAM FOR THE YEAR 1769, - - 81 JOURNAL OF RUFUB PUTNAN FOR THE YEAR 1760, - - 97 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH RUFUS PUTNAM. UFUS Putiam was born in Sutton, Massachu-, setts, April 9 1738. Xis father died in 1745 a.nd he wils sent to live with Mr. Jonathan Pulley, his maternal grtndfither, at Darlvers where he was taught to read. His mother nlarried Captain Sndler of Upton ill 1747 and young Rufus returned to her. Captain Sadler was uneducated himself and denied the boy all opportunities for instruction. At the age of sisteen he was apprenticed to Daniel Mnttliews, of Brookfield, a millwright. While with him he managed to obtain a fair knowledge of - arithmetic, geometry and history. In March, 1757, he enlisted as a private soldier in n company raised by Captain Ebeiiezer Learned for service against the French and Indians. He again enlisted in each 2 succeeding year until 1761, serving in 1759 as orderly sergeant and in 1760 as ensign. The story of these campaigns is told in the journal following this sketch. In April, 1761, he married Miss Elizabeth Ayres of Brookfield, and settled on a small farm of fifty acres in New Braintree, which he had purchased with money saved from his pay and bounty. His wife died in childbirth inNovember of that year. In 1765 lie married Miss Persis Rice of Westborough and moved to a small farm in the north parish of Brookfield. His family remained here until 1780 when he moved them to t, he town of R, utlad, where lie had purchased a large confiscated estate. At the close of his service ia the French war, he devoted his spare time for several years to the study of surveying, in which he became so proficient that he soon found constant employment. In 1773 he went with Colonel Israel Putnam, Captain Roger Enos and Mr. Thaddeus Lyman to examine lands in Florida which the king, through the efforts of General Phineas Lyman, had promised to grant to the colonial officers and soldiers who had served in the Provincitl regi-

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