New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington

New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (HM1GJV)

Location: Atwater, VT 05201 Bennington County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 53.343', W 73° 12.969'

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Erected in honor of Brigadier General John Stark and the 1400 New Hampshire men who came to the defense of Vermont in August 1777. Assembling at Fort Number Four in Charleston, New Hampshire, Stark and his troops crossed the Green Mountains to aid in the defense of the newly-established State of Vermont. As the commander in chief of all the American forces from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, General Stark had approximately 2000 men in all in the first phase of the battle. General Stark army defeated and captured a British detachment lead by Col. Fredrich Baum. Shortly after this triumph, with the assistance of Col. Seth Warner and his "Green Mountain Boys," a relief column under Col. Heinrich Von Breymann was repulsed. By thus denying the enemy sorely needed supplies these twin victories near Bennington on August 16, 1777, contributed notably to the total British surrender at Saratoga two months later, and to the subsequent military alliance with France, the turning point in the war for American Independence
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HM NumberHM1GJV
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Year Placed1977
Placed ByNew Hampshire American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 645661 N 4750037
Decimal Degrees42.88905000, -73.21615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.343', W 73° 12.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 20.58" N, 73° 12' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11-13 Monument Cir, Atwater VT 05201, US
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