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

Monument Hill Charge

 
 
Monument Hill Charge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. Monument Hill Charge Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Ebenezer Francis and his 11th Continental Regiment from Massachusetts encamped along this hilltop on the night of July 6th. To the left, down the hill toward the Selleck cabin, were Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys; to the right was the rest of Colonel Nathan Hale’s 2nd New Hampshire regiment.

On the morning of July 7th British troops, in hot pursuit of the American forces, climbed this steep slope to the crest of Monument Hill. Hampered by brush and fallen trees, the British, in their bright red coats, made excellent targets for the Americans positioned near a stone wall along the crest. As the British continued their assault up the hill, the Americans eventually were forced back across the field behind you.
 
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 6, 1788.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 43° 41.735′ N, 73° 8.455′ 
Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield
The stone wall in front of the marker sheltered the Americans from the advancing British troops.
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W. Marker was in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker could be reached from Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, along the battlefield walking trail. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Monument Hill And The Morning Charge (a few steps from this marker); British Flank The Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Beginnings of the Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 600 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a picture of the Americans atop Monument Hill while British troops charge up the hill.
 
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.
 
Direction of British Attack image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Direction of British Attack
The British Troops charged up this slope, as the Americans fired from behind the stone wall at the summit.
American Retreat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. American Retreat
As the British broke the defensive line, the Americans fell back over this ground.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
5. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker is on the battlefield walking trail in Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,461 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 7, 2023