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Putnam, Jacob H.


Age: 22, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 1st BN, US ENGRS
Service: enl 11/5/60, Pvt, Co. A, 1st Btln, US ENG, tr to Co. D, 7/5/62, as SGT, m/o 11/5/65, as 1SGT

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Birth: 09/13/1838, Montpelier, VT
Death: 01/28/1901

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 518
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch/Deb Light
Findagrave Memorial #: 132454333


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/17/1891, AR; widow Kate M., 10/11/1916, CA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Brother of Isaac Putnam


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Jacob H. Putnam

St. Albans Daily Messenger, January 30, 1901
Dr. Jacob H. Putnam
Dr. Jacob H. Putnam, of Rutland, died of pneumonia Monday afternoon at the general hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. He left Rutland January 11, in poor health, saying that he was going to Buffalo for treatment. While there he contracted a cold, which soon developed into pneumonia. Mrs. Putnam is sick at her home in Rutland and so was not able to go to her husband when she learned of his illness.
Dr. Putnam was 62 year sold and was born at East Montpelier. He began the study of medicine at Castleton and was pursuing his studies in New York when the war broke out. He immediately enlisted in the engineer corps and was on board the Start of teh West when she was fired upon off Fort Sumter. After serving through the war he returned to Vermont and was married in 1866 to Lettie A. Spear, of Ludlow. After a short time spent in East Montpelier in a vain attempt to settle down on his father's farm, he went to New York and finished his medical studies at Bellevue hospital.
In 1868 he began the practice of medicine in Ludlow and remained in that town until he went to Rutland 23 years ago. In 1884 he went to New York and studied the diseases of the eye and ear under Dr. Mittendorf. Soon after to his return to Rutland he moved to Hot Springs, Ar., where he practiced his profession for nearly 10 years. His first wife died at Hot Springs February 5, 1892, and before his return to Rutland he married Kate Tiffany, who survives him.
Of late years Dr. Putnam had devoted his whole time to treating the eye and ear, but just before his last illness he was thinking of resuming general practice. He was a member of many secret societies and fraternities, including the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and the Rutland Mutual Benefit Association. Dr. Putnam leaves, beside his wife, a son, John W. Putnam, of Colorado, and a brother, Abraham Putnam, of Moravia, Ill. Another brother, Isaac, was killed in the war.