British Flank Near Mt. Zion

British Flank Near Mt. Zion (HM7CG)

Location: Castleton, VT 05735 Rutland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 41.691', W 73° 8.453'

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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.
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HM NumberHM7CG
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Placed ByHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 649816 N 4839660
Decimal Degrees43.69485000, -73.14088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.691', W 73° 8.453'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 41.46" N, 73° 8' 27.18" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5696 Monument Hill Rd, Castleton VT 05735, US
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