Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat
After some heavy fighting, Colonel Hale’s 2nd New Hampshire regiment crossed the road and flanked the British to the north. General Fraser, seeing his left flank under attack, sent word back to his rear guard for help.
At a point when all seemed lost, some of Fraser’s rear guard appeared. This small group, part of Baron Von Reidesel’s larger German Brunswicker force, arrived just in time to disrupt Hale’s flanking attempt.
When Colonel Francis was killed, the Americans began moving away to the east. A running fight continued along the top of Pittsford Ridge, to your right, until 10 am.
Colonel Hale and many of his weakened force later were found wandering in the woods and taken prisoner by the British.
The battle was over, with heavy losses on both sides. The British and Germans would claim victory because they held the field, but the American rear guard had done its job. This battle proved to be a stepping stone to Bennington
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1777.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 43° 41.69′ N, 73° 8.334′ W. Marker was in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker was on Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the Visitor Center of the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, at the end of the battlefield walking trail. Touch for map. Marker was 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 walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (a few steps from this marker); Hubbardton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Hubbardton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Selleck Cabin (about 500 feet away); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (about 500 feet away); British Flank The Americans (about 600 feet away); Monument Hill And The Morning Charge (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
More about this marker. The bottom right of the marker contains a map showing the “Plan of action at Hubberton under Brigadier General Frazer, supported by Major General Reidesel, on the 7th of July 1777. Drawn by P. Gerlach, Deputy Quarter Master General, Engraved by William Faden. From the collection of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.”
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 July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,493 times since then and 30 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.