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Charlestown in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington

August 1777

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
1. General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington Marker
Inscription. To impede a British invasion from Canada into eastern New York, the New Hampshire legislature on July 19, 1777, commissioned John Stark of Derryfield to recruit and lead a force of 1500 New Hampshire militiamen. At Charlestown’s Fort No. 4, forces were assembled with food, medical supplies and military stores. On August 3, they marched west and in the famed Battle of Bennington on August 16, they defeated the combined British-German forces, thereby achieving a major turning point of the war.
 
Erected by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 117.)
 
Location. 43° 14.017′ N, 72° 25.45′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, New Hampshire, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (SR 12) and Elm Street on Main Street (SR 12). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown NH 03603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Boulder from the Hill-Side (a few steps from this marker); Captain Phineas Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort at No. 4 (within
General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
2. General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Charlestown War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (about 500 feet away); Charlestown Civil War and World War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Charlestown, New Hampshire (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Bennington. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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