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Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Selleck Cabin

 
 
The Selleck Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. The Selleck Cabin Marker
Inscription. John and Sarah Selleck built their cabin near the Castleton Road when they moved to Hubbardton from Connecticut in 1775. Like many other families, they had come here to farm and raise their families away from the crowding and turmoil in the coastal colonies. When the Military Road was built in 1776, it put their cabin at the junction of two very busy roads. Both roads were being used to transport men and supplies to sites in every direction throughout the new frontier.

The Sellecks fled the area when the community was hit by a Tory and Indian raiding party early on the morning of July 6th. Finding the Selleck cabin deserted when they arrived, the Americans made it their field headquarters. By the afternoon of July 7, 1777 the British and Germans held the field and also made use of the cabin, not only as a headquarters but also as a hospital for the worst of the wounded.

The Sellecks, along with some of the other area families, returned to the site after the Revolutionary War ended. They occupied the property until at least 1820 and are buried in the small cemetery located at Sucker Brook. This foundation, located approximately on the site of the original Selleck cabin, may represent a later Selleck residence.
 
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
Location.
Selleck Cabin Marker with Foundation in Background image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Selleck Cabin Marker with Foundation in Background
43° 41.615′ N, 73° 8.37′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Hill Road and St John Road, on the left when traveling north on Monument Hill Road. 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. Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 600 feet away); Monument Hill Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dawn Attack (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 side of the marker contains a picture of the Selleck cabin on the battlefield. It has a caption of “Although the Selleck home no longer existed when historian Benson Lossing visited the battlefield in 1848, this lithograph from his Pictorical Field Book of the Revolution shows its location as the dark spot
Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield
near the fence seen between the larger trees in the foreground

 
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. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Selleck Cabin Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. Selleck Cabin Foundation
These foundations are all that remain of the Selleck Cabin, which served as headquarters for both sides and was used as a hospital after the battle.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
5. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker is on the battlefield walking trail in Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
 
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