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.
About This Item
- Title: Black Hawk Putnam's 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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109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730
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