"Had day lasted an hour longer . . ."

"Had day lasted an hour longer . . ." (HMOL7)

Location: Eagle Bridge, NY 12057 Rensselaer County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 56.305', W 73° 18.259'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 157 views
Inscription

South

Herrick's Approach
A column of 300 men under Colonel Samuel Herrick marched over this ridge in order to attack Baum's main position from the rear.

Reinforcements Arrive
No sooner had Stark's troops overrun Baum's main position on the top of this hill, than reinforcements under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich Von Breymann approached from the west. Fortunately for the Americans, a large contingent of Seth Warner's Continental Regiment arrived from Bennington and met the Brunswickers about a mile west of the river crossing. The Vermonters drove back Breymann's troops, and pursued them until sundown. "Had day lasted an hour longer," wrote General Stark afterwards, "we should have taken the whole body of them."

For more information about this period of the Revolutionary War, you may wish to visit the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, New York, and the Bennington Battle Monument and The Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.
Details
HM NumberHMOL7
Tags
Placed ByBennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 638351 N 4755370
Decimal Degrees42.93841667, -73.30431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.305', W 73° 18.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 18.30" N, 73° 18' 15.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 Battlefield Ln, Eagle Bridge NY 12057, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?