August 1777To 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.
|Placed By||New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 709159 N 4789979|
|Decimal Degrees||43.23361667, -72.42416667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 14.017', W 72° 25.45'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 14' 1.02" N, 72° 25' 27.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 212 Main St, Charlestown NH 03603, US|
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