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

Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park

 
 
Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park Marker
Inscription.  The only battle fought on Vermont soil during the American Revolution took place on these fields. Viewed as a rear guard action, this battle was important because it slowed the progress of the British and German pursuers long enough for the main body of the American Army to escape during their retreat from the forts at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence on Lake Champlain.

Starting from where you are now, follow the path to your right to the crest of the hill. There you will find the first in a series of signs that identify important landmarks and explain the action that unfolded here on July 7, 1777. From that point, follow the path to find more signs as you walk the battlefield. Enjoy your walk.

Hubbardton Battlefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is managed by the State of Vermont, Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1788.
 
Location. 43° 41.718′ N, 73° 
Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield
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8.356′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker can be reached from Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the Visitor Center at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, at the start of the battlefield walking trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Hubbardton (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Hill Charge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (about 500 feet away); The Selleck Cabin (about 600 feet away); Dawn Attack (about 600 feet away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
 
More about this marker. Various accruements of a Continental Soldier appear at the top of the marker.
 
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.
 
Monument Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Monument Hill Marker
The American Army made their stand at the crest of this hill. Eventually, they retreated across this ground in the direction of the photographer.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park
Marker is at the start of the battlefield walking trail in Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,418 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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