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North Hoosick in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Bennington

San Coick Bridge Skirmish

 

— August 14th 1777 —

 
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
1. Battle of Bennington Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Baum, commanding a force of 700 men sent by General Burgoyne to seize military stores at Bennington, here met American militia under Colonel Gregg who destroyed the bridge and fired upon the enemy.

Colonel Baum here drew up his famous call for reinforcements ending with: “Pardon the hurry of this letter. It is wrote on the head of as barrel.”
 
Erected 1927 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 55.813′ N, 73° 20.943′ W. Marker is in North Hoosick, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on New York State Route 67, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just east of Telford Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hoosick Falls NY 12090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lakes to Locks Passage (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Croix Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Bennington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle of Bennington Second Engagement
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
2. Battle of Bennington Marker
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Homestead of Grandma Moses (approx. 1.8 miles away); Town of Hoosick Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Ball Seminary" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hoosick Falls Elks Lodge 178 B.P.O.E. (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Hoosick.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Bennington. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Bennington 1777. An account of the Battle of Bennington from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Battle of Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2010
3. Battle of Bennington Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 21, 2022