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

Bennington Battlefield

 
 
Bennington Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
1. Bennington Battlefield Marker
Inscription.
Bennington Battlefield
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1961

 
Erected 1961 by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.308′ N, 73° 18.193′ 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 in the shelter near the lower parking 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 Troops (within shouting distance of this marker); “the first link in the chain of successes which issued in the surrender at Saratoga ...” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Gathering Storm
Marker on Bennington Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
2. Marker on Bennington Battlefield
(about 300 feet away); Bennington Battle Field (about 300 feet away); “Had day lasted an hour longer . . .” (about 300 feet away); Patriots of Vermont (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Bennington Battlefield (about 300 feet away); Massachusetts Volunteers at Bennington (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walloomsac.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation website. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bennington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 11, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Hoosick Township Historical Society article about Captain Frank L. Stevens. (Submitted on October 20, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Capt. Frank L. Stevens Memorial Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
3. Capt. Frank L. Stevens Memorial Shelter
The marker can be seen on the left wall of this shelter, located near the lower parking lot.
Shelter Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
4. Shelter Plaque
The
Capt. Frank L. Stevens
Memorial Shelter

To commemorate the many years
of unselfish and devoted service
given to the preservation of the
Bennington Battlefield by
Captain Frank L. Stevens
1864   -   1941
Dedicated 1942
Bennington Battlefield Marker - Inside the Captain Frank L. Stevens Memorial Shelter image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 4, 2009
5. Bennington Battlefield Marker - Inside the Captain Frank L. Stevens Memorial Shelter
Frank L. Stevens (1864 - 1941)
Mr. Stevens was an excellent story teller and with his interest in history he became very active in history groups. He was a member of the Rensselaer County Historical Society and President of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society. He was an authority on the early history of Rensselaer County and the Revolutionary War, especially the Burgoyne campaign. He owned many pieces of memorabilia of this whole era. In the 1920s, he started a campaign to gain State recognition for the Bennington Battlefield in Walloomsac, New York. Through his long and arduous campaign, the Bennington Battlefield was built and recognized by the State. The Battlefield was dedicated on August 16, 1927 with Alfred E. Smith the Governor of New York State the Principal Speaker. Captain Stevens was appointed President of the Bennington Battlefield Park Commission. The Bennington Battlefield is there because of Captain Frank Stevens.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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