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

Battle of Bennington

 
 
Battle of Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 13, 2006
1. Battle of Bennington Marker
Inscription.  
The expedition led by Lieut. Col. Baum sent to seize military stores here, was defeated by volunteer American militia forces from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, commanded by General John Stark, aided By Colonels Warner and Herrick, of Vermont, Symonds, of Massachusetts, and Nichols of New Hampshire.

Monument erected 1887-1891 commemorates the Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777. Height 301 Feet. The stone is blue dolomite. Cost of monument and site about $100,000. Funds appropriated by Congress and the Legislatures of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
 
Erected by Bennington Historical Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 42° 53.35′ N, 73° 12.972′ W. Marker is in Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Monument Circle, in the median. Marker is located near the Battle of Bennington Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Monument Circle, Bennington VT 05201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Continental Storehouse Site (a few steps from
Battle of Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 25, 2008
2. Battle of Bennington Marker
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this marker); New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (a few steps from this marker); John Stark (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Haswell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); View of the Hill Top (about 300 feet away); Colonel Seth Warner (about 300 feet away); Before the Battle Monument (about 300 feet away); Captain Samuel Robinson (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bennington.
 
Regarding Battle of Bennington. The Bennington Battle Monument is a 306' stone obelisk opened to the public in 1891. A guided elevator takes visitors to the observation floor for spectacular views of Historic Bennington and three states. There are statues of John Stark and Seth Warner, as well as other notable monuments adorning the grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bennington Battle Monument, hosted by Vermont State Historic Sites. The tallest structure in Vermont commemorates the Battle of Bennington, a battle that lead to the turning point in the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on March 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Battle of Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 25, 2008
3. Battle of Bennington Marker
This is the other side of the Marker.
 

2. Wikipedia entry for the Bennington Battle Monument. (Submitted on March 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Nearby Continental Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 13, 2006
4. Nearby Continental Storehouse Marker
Battle of Bennington Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 13, 2006
5. Battle of Bennington Monument
General John Stark Statue at the Battle of Bennington Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Arlene Herrick, August 13, 2006
6. General John Stark Statue at the Battle of Bennington Monument
Standing next to the statue is Michael Herrick, a descendent of Colonel Samuel Herrick.
Military Miniature image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 13, 2006
7. Military Miniature
Shows the uniform of Col. Samuel Herrick's Vermont Ranger Militiamen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 4,739 times since then and 139 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   5, 6, 7. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2022