Route to Hubbardton - 1777This vital American military road to the south of here was built on the September 7, 1776, orders of Gen. Horatio Gates to connect Mount Independence, a new Revolutionary War fortification on Lake Champlain, to Hubbardton, Rutland, and Fort No. 4 in New Hampshire. Gates called the road "Essential to the Interest of the United States" and "the safety and protection of the inhabitants of all the Middle States of this Union." The road was used by soldiers traveling to the Mount and suppliers sending military stores for the new fort. On the night of July 5 and 6, 1777, as the British approached, American forces withdrew from Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga along the road, fighting the British at the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7.
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|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 636323 N 4851444|
|Decimal Degrees||43.80350000, -73.30525000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 48.21', W 73° 18.315'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 48' 12.6" N, 73° 18' 18.9" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 318 VT-22A, Orwell VT 05760, US|
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