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Grant to help bring Revolutionary War soldier stories to life

A grant will help make the stories of the soldiers who spent time at Putnam Park in Redding during the Revolutionary War more accessible.  The American Battlefield Protection Program at the National Park Service has awarded a 46-thousand-241 dollar grant to expand access to Revolutionary war history.  The funding is going to the CRIS, the Connecticut Radio Information System, which provides audio access to people who are blind or print challenged.  4th District Congressman Jim Himes touted the grant award.  Redding served as the winter encampment for three brigades of the Continental Army, under General Israel Putnam, during the winter of 1778-79.


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