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

Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat

 
 
Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat Marker
Inscription. Most of the battle waged back and forth in this field until the Americans were finally forced across the Castleton Road to the east. They took up a position there behind a log and stone fence.

After some heavy fighting, Colonel Haleís 2nd New Hampshire regiment crossed the road and flanked the British to the north. General Fraser, seeing his left flank under attack, sent word back to his rear guard for help.

At a point when all seemed lost, some of Fraserís rear guard appeared. This small group, part of Baron Von Reideselís larger German Brunswicker force, arrived just in time to disrupt Haleís flanking attempt.

When Colonel Francis was killed, the Americans began moving away to the east. A running fight continued along the top of Pittsford Ridge, to your right, until 10 am.

Colonel Hale and many of his weakened force later were found wandering in the woods and taken prisoner by the British.

The battle was over, with heavy losses on both sides. The British and Germans would claim victory because they held the field, but the American rear guard had done its job. This battle proved to be a stepping stone to Bennington and Saratoga, where British General Burgoyne would surrender in October of 1777.
 
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
Location.
Final Marker on the Battlefield Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Final Marker on the Battlefield Trail
The last marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield trail is near the Visitor Center.
43° 41.69′ N, 73° 8.334′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located near the Visitor Center of the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, at the end of 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. Hubbardton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Hubbardton (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Selleck Cabin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (about 500 feet away); Monument Hill Charge (about 600 feet 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 bottom right of the marker contains a map showing the “Plan of action at Hubberton under Brigadier General Frazer, supported by Major General Reidesel, on the 7th of July 1777. Drawn by P. Gerlach, Deputy Quarter Master General, Engraved by William Faden. From the collection of the Vermont Division for
Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield
Historic Preservation.”
 
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.) 
 
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American Final Position image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. American Final Position
The Americans fell back to this position on the east side of Castleton Road after the arrival of the German troops.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
5. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker is at the end of the battlefield walking trail in Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,302 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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