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Walloomsac in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vermont Rangers

 
 
Vermont Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
1. Vermont Rangers Marker
Inscription.
Position of
Colonel Herrick’s
Vermont Rangers

 
Location. 42° 56.317′ N, 73° 18.31′ W. Marker is in Walloomsac, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 67, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, near the upper parkling lot. Marker is in this post office area: Hoosick Falls NY 12090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Hampshire Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Volunteers at Bennington (within shouting distance of this marker); Bennington Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Bennington Battle Field (within shouting distance of this marker); “Had day lasted an hour longer . . .” (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gathering Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); “the first link in the chain of successes which issued in the surrender at Saratoga ...” (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots of Vermont (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Walloomsac.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Vermont Rangers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
2. Vermont Rangers Marker
. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation website. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bennington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Bennington 1777. An account of the Battle of Bennington from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on the Bennington Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
3. Marker on the Bennington Battlefield
On the afternoon on August 16, 1777, Colonel Samuel Herrick’s Vermont Rangers were joined by New Hampshire militiamen under Colonel Moses Nichols. They emerged from the woods at this point and charged the British breastworks at the crest of the hill, killing or capturing almost all of the British troops.
British Main Position image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
4. British Main Position
The British defenses were located at the crest of this hill on August 16, 1777. This view is from the site of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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