Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Down the valley below, the Military Road crossed Sucker Brook where sick and wounded soldiers had encamped the night before the battle. Colonel Nathan Hale had been left in charge of this group of invalids. The main part of his 2nd New Hampshire regiment was encamped to the west of this group.
Heavy fighting started at about 7 a.m. Major Robert Grant and an advance British force attacked the Americans encamped near Sucker Brook where Grant was killed. Some of the Americans, who had gone down into the valley to assist the American soldiers encamped there, retreated back to the top of the hill where you are now standing.
Location. 43° 41.802′ N, 73° 8.446′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker can 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 is 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Hill Charge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 600 feet away); British Flank Near Mt. Zion (about 700 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Hubbardton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Selleck Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture landscape. Indicated in the picture are landmarks such as Sucker Brook and the gap where the Military Road ran.
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.
Also see . . .
1. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site. Vermont State Historic Sites. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Hubbardton. The American Rebels Stem the Tide. A detailed account of the battle, published by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Hubbardton, July 7, 1777 at Hubbardton, Vermont. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,382 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.