George Haven Putnam, A.M., Litt. D. (1844-1930) was an American soldier, publisher, and author. He studied at Columbia University then went to Germany to study at the University of Göttingen. However, with the outbreak of the American Civil War he left the university without graduating to return home to serve in the Union Army. At the war's end, Major Putnam joined his father's publishing business, "G. Putnam Broadway. " Years later, following the 1911 marking of the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, in 1912 George H. Putnam published an account of his experiences titled A Prisoner of War in Virginia: An Experience in Virginia Prisons During the Last Winter of the War. Like his father, George H. Putnam was active in numerous civic, social, and business causes. He served on the executive committees of the Civil-service reform association, the Free-trade league and the Reform club. Among Putnam's own writings are scholarly and historical publications but he also wrote children's books such as The Artificial Mother (1894) and The Little Gingerbread Man (1910). He also wrote Abraham Lincoln and International Copyright.