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Remembering a forgotten hero

Robert Ernest Hubbard stood with his new book, “Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution,” during his talk at the Winsted Community Bookstore on Saturday, June 24. Next to Hubbard is a poster created by the United States Post Office featuring a stamp recalling the Battle of Bunker Hill. Photo by Caitlin Culligan

WINSTED —  Robert Ernest Hubbard discussed his new book, “Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution,” at the Winsted Community Bookstore on Saturday, June 24.

The book was published in May and, according to Hubbard, is the first full biography of Israel Putnam in more than a century.

Putnam served in the French and Indian Wars, along with the American Revolution during which he was appointed a Major General, second only to George Washington in seniority.  

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