Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
British Flank Near Mt. Zion
The valley below was less wooded in 1777 than it is now, probably cleared out by one of the nine families that lived in the area at the time.
British commander, General Simon Fraser, sent some of his grenadiers and light infantry through these fields to flank the Americans and block the Castleton Road to the south. Except for some minor skirmishing with the Green Mountain Boys, these British forces had an easy time overtaking the road during the battle.
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 41.691′ N, 73° 8.453′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker can be reached from Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker 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. Monument Hill Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 500 feet away); The Selleck Cabin (about 600 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 700 feet away); Dawn Attack (about 700 feet away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
More about this marker. A picture of Mt.Zion appears 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.
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 1,486 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.