Manchester in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Revolutionary War
Ethan Allen crossed Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 for "America's First Victory." Allen's expedition passed through here on May 5, 1775. Nathan Beman from Manchester guided the expedition into the fort; John Roberts of Manchester was the head of the expedition's largest immediate family. In 1777, after evacuating Ft. Ti and Mount Independence, Gen. Arthur St. Clair traveled to the Saratoga area via Manchester. The first meetings of the Council of Safety (Vermont's initial government) were at the original Marsh Tavern (on site of south wing of The Equinox). In Manchester, Gen. John Stark declined orders from Gen. Benjamin Lincoln and opted to go to Bennington. Starks's NH troops and Seth Warner's "Green Mountain Boys" camped in Manchester prior to the Battle of Bennington victory on August 16, 1777.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1775.
Location. 43° 9.745′ N, 73° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester VT 05254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. one mile away); Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Manchester Depot (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ye Olde Tavern (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sunderland (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Marble Quarry (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cephas Kent’s Dwelling (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
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