“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Old Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington

New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2014
1. New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington Marker
Inscription. Erected in honor of Brigadier General John Stark and the 1400 New Hampshire men who came to the defense of Vermont in August 1777. Assembling at Fort Number Four in Charleston, New Hampshire, Stark and his troops crossed the Green Mountains to aid in the defense of the newly-established State of Vermont. As the commander in chief of all the American forces from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, General Stark had approximately 2000 men in all in the first phase of the battle. General Stark’s army defeated and captured a British detachment lead by Col. Fredrich Baum. Shortly after this triumph, with the assistance of Col. Seth Warner and his “Green Mountain Boys,” a relief column under Col. Heinrich Von Breymann was repulsed. By thus denying the enemy sorely needed supplies these twin victories near Bennington on August 16, 1777, contributed notably to the total British surrender at Saratoga two months later, and to the subsequent military alliance with France, the turning point in the war for American Independence
Erected 1977 by New Hampshire American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
Location. 42° 53.343′ N, 73° 12.969′ W. Marker is in Old Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker can be reached from Monument Circle. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennington VT 05201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Bennington (a few steps from this marker); Continental Storehouse Site (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Seth Warner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Haswell (about 300 feet away); Before the Battle Monument (about 300 feet away); Captain Samuel Robinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Catamount Tavern - 1767 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bennington Battle Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Old Bennington.
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Bennington Battle Monument near the visitors center.
Also see . . .  The Battle of Bennington. An American force of 2,000 men, primarily composed of New Hampshire and Massachusetts militiamen, led by General John Stark, and reinforced by men led by Colonel Seth Warner and members of the Green Mountain Boys, decisively defeated a detachment of General John Burgoyne's army led by Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum, and supported by additional men under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich von Breymann. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 77 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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