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    Revolutionary War: Israel Putnam Mezzotint Portrait. 10.25" x 14" mezzotint titled "Israel Putnam Esqr. Major General of the Connecticut Forces and Commander in Chief at the Engagement on Bunckers [sic] Hill near Boston, 17 June 1775." No artist or publisher noted. Putnam was a farmer and tavern keeper in Connecticut. During the war, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut militia. He served with distinction at the Battle of Bunker Hill at Charlestown where is credited with the quote "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." He suffered a debilitating stroke in 1779, thus ending his military career. Good condition save for minor damp stain in the lower right corner.

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