This is the life story of one who was born on a farm, and died on a farm, yet who achieved a world-wide fame
through his military exploits. It has been told many times, it will be told for centuries yet to come; for the
world loves a man of high emprise, and such was Israel Putnam, the hero of this story.
He was born January 7, 1718, in Danvers, then known as Salem Village, Province of Massachusetts Bay, in
New England. His father's Christian name was Joseph, his mother's Elizabeth, and Israel (as he was called at
baptism, after his maternal grandfather, Israel Porter)...