Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Selleck Cabin
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. 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
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 •
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