Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Monument Hill Charge
On the morning of July 7th British troops, in hot pursuit of the American forces, climbed this steep slope to the crest of Monument Hill. Hampered by brush and fallen trees, the British, in their bright red coats, made excellent targets for the Americans positioned near a stone wall along the crest. As the British continued their assault up the hill, the Americans eventually were forced back across the field behind you.
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park.
Location. 43° 41.735′ N, 73° 8.455′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker can be reached from Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, along the battlefield walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the British Flank Near Mt. Zion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Attack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 400 feet away); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 600 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 700 feet away); The Selleck Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hubbardton.
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a picture of the Americans atop Monument Hill while British troops charge up the hill.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This series of markers tell the story of the Battle of Hubbardton.
Also see . . .
1. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site. Vermont State Historic Sites. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Hubbardton. The American Rebels Stem the Tide. A detailed account of the battle, published by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Hubbardton, July 7, 1777 at Hubbardton, Vermont (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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