Israel Putnam – WCS

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General Israel Putnam

If a single man could represent the American ideal of the rugged individualist who works hard with his hands, lays aside his plow in times of emergency, and picks up his weapons like Ulysses of Homeric legend, “Old Put” is that man.

Described as five feet six, powerfully built, square-jawed, with leathery skin “flowing gray locks and a head like a cannon ball”, Israel Putnam took up soldiering in the War for Independence as one of the most experienced fighters in America. As might be expected, legends grew around him, sometimes making it difficult for historians today to discover all the aspects of his fame that are verifiable.

Entering the war as an old, obese warhorse, he was promoted to general, and, like others of Washington’s generals, made some costly mistakes. He was that hero of Bunker Hill and died of a stroke in 1779, never seeing an end to conflict.  He was the right man at the helm, especially early in the war, and a grateful nation never forgot

Vitola – Torpedo – 52 x 6

Body – Mild to Medium

Wrapper – Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade

Binder – Honduran

Long Filler – Dominican

 

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