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B.H. Putnam sword, ca. 1861

Contributed by Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

In the fall of 1861, Captain Black Hawk Putnam of Houlton raised and commanded Company E of the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment. The regiment was mustered into service on October 31, 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Middletown, Virginia.

Putnam was a farmer and merchant in Houlton.

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  • Title: B.H. Putnam sword, ca. 1861
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
207-532-6984
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