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Hubbardton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

British Flank Near Mt. Zion

 
 
British Flank Near Mt. Zion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. British Flank Near Mt. Zion Marker
Inscription. Directly in front of you stands the majestic Mount Zion. From its summit the whole battlefield can be seen and it may have served as a lookout for Tory and Indian scouts who were surveying the area for the British shortly before the battle.

The valley below was less wooded in 1777 than it is now, probably cleared out by one of the nine families that lived in the area at the time.

British commander, General Simon Fraser, sent some of his grenadiers and light infantry through these fields to flank the Americans and block the Castleton Road to the south. Except for some minor skirmishing with the Green Mountain Boys, these British forces had an easy time overtaking the road during the battle.
 
Erected by Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
Location. 43° 41.691′ N, 73° 8.453′ W. Marker is in Hubbardton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker can be reached from Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, along the battlefield walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument Hill Charge (within
Marker with Mt. Zion in Background image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Marker with Mt. Zion in Background
shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat (about 500 feet away); The Selleck Cabin (about 600 feet away); Hubbardton Battle Monument (about 600 feet away); Battle of Hubbardton (about 700 feet away); Dawn Attack (about 700 feet away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hubbardton.
 
More about this marker. A picture of Mt.Zion appears at the top of the marker.
 
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
Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker on the Hubbardton Battlefield
Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys were positioned near here during the July 7, 1777 battle. They used the stone wall as a defensive fortification during the British attack.
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Mt. Zion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
4. Mt. Zion
The entire battlefield was visible from the summit of Mt. Zion, and it may be been used by allies of the British to scout the field prior to the battle.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
5. Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker is on the battlefield walking trail in Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.
 
 
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 1,397 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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