Old Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Colonel Seth Warner
Roxbury (then Woodbury) C.T. May 17, 1743
Bennington VT. 1765-1784
Died Dec. 26, 1784 at Roxbury CT
Where he was buried with Honors of War
“Tell future ages what a hero’s done”
This memorial erected by
Colonel Olin Scott
Bennington, A.D. 1910
in Battles at
Breakenridge Farms, July and Oct. 1771
Otter Creek Falls 1773
Capture of Crown Point May 11, 1775
at Longueil and Invasion of Canada 1775
Hubbardton July 7, 1777
Bennington Aug. 16, 1777
in the Continental Service 1778-1780
he assisted the people of Vermont
to establish their independence and to
organize an independent state government
under which they existed
for a period of 14 years when the state
was admitted to the Federal Union
and during the Revolutionary War aided the
won a decisive victory over the British
reinforcements in the second engagement
at Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777,
thus saving the military stores at that place,
crippling Burgoyne’s Army so as to stop his
invading march and establishing a turning point
in the War of the American Revolution.
Erected 1910 by Colonel Olin Scott.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1400.
Location. 42° 53.317′ N, 73° 12.92′ W. Marker is in Old Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Circle and Monument Avenue on Monument Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. View of the Hill Top (a few steps from this marker); Before the Battle Monument (a few steps from this marker); New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthony Haswell (about 300 feet away); Battle of Bennington (about 300 feet away); Continental Storehouse Site John Stark (about 300 feet away); Captain Samuel Robinson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Bennington.
More about this marker. This monument is on the grounds of the Bennington Battle Monument.
Also see . . . A Brief Biography of COL. Seth Warner. Lacking formal training or not, Warner was second in command of the Green Mountain Boys at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 (excluding Benedict Arnold who, while having legitimate orders from the Massachusetts Committees, was largely ridiculed by the Boys when they could not ignore him). He commanded the rear guard of the force and was not involved in the initial assault. However, two days later, he and a small detachment took the important but dilapidated post of Crown Point further up Lake Champlain effectively closing off the lake from the north. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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