Fort Putnam (1)

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Fort Putnam (1) (1778-18??) - First established in 1778 as a Revolutionary War fort at Fortress West Point, Orange County, New York. Established by Colonel Rufus Putnam, 5th Massachusetts Infantry and named after him. Rebuilt and enlarged in 1794 as a First System fort, abandoned as a military post sometime in the early 1800s. Not infrequently referred to in West Point literature as "Fort Put".

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Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Fort Putnam was a Revolutionary War post built on Crown Hill at West Point to protect Fort Clinton from a land attack.

Current Status

Located on the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Restored in 1909 and refurbished in 1975-1976. Current site is only accessible by guided tour.


Location: West Point, Orange County, New York.

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Lat: 41.390288 Long: -73.963507

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Visited: 20 Aug 2010

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