Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
British Flank Near Mt. Zion
The valley below was less wooded in 1777 than it is now, probably cleared out by one of the nine families that lived in the area at the time.
British commander, General Simon Fraser, sent some of his grenadiers and light infantry through these fields to flank the Americans and block the Castleton Road to the south. Except for some minor skirmishing with the Green Mountain Boys, these British forces had an easy time overtaking the road during the battle.
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
Location. 43° 41.691′ N, 73° 8.453′ 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 crow flies. Monument Hill Charge (within Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 500 feet away); The Selleck Cabin (about 600 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 700 feet away); Dawn Attack (about 700 feet away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hubbardton.
More about this marker. A picture of Mt.Zion appears at the top of the marker.
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, (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Hubbardton, July 7, 1777 at Hubbardton, Vermont. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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