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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:54 PM
In that battle, on August 17, 1777, Brigadier General John Stark and 1,400 New Hampshire men, aided by Colonels Warner and Herrick of Vermont, Simonds of Massachusetts, and Moses Nichols of New Hampshire, defeated two detachments of General Burgoyne's British army, who were apparently seeking to capture a store of weapons and food maintained where the monument now stands. While the battle is termed the Battle of Bennington, it actually occurred about 10 miles (16 km) away, in New York; the Bennington Battlefield, a U.S. National Historic Landmark is entirely within New York State.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:08 PM
The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall and was completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone.
The Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington which occured on August 16, 1777, and is considered to be the turning point in the Revolutionary War. It is owned by the State of Vermont, and is supported by The Friends of the Monument, a non-profit volunteer group. A number of events are scheduled at the Monument each year, and the public is welcome.
Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:45 AM
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:40 PM
One of my first memories is of going up the monument with my Grandfather as it was right at the end of his street
Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:12 PM
been hanging out in bennington for a while now and still have not been to the monument...should I go?
Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:14 PM
so you're saying that I should be having a real good time when I go?