Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

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Bennington Battlefield
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site 30May2008.jpg
The Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in Walloomsac, New York, where the Battle of Bennington occurred on 16 August 1777.
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is located in New York
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Nearest city Walloomsac, NY
Coordinates 42°56′19″N 73°18′16″W / 42.93861°N 73.30444°W / 42.93861; -73.30444Coordinates: 42°56′19″N 73°18′16″W / 42.93861°N 73.30444°W / 42.93861; -73.30444
Area 1,250 acres (510 ha)[1]
Governing body New York State
NRHP Reference # 66000564
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[2]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[3]

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is the Rensselaer County, New York, location where the Battle of Bennington occurred on the 16th of August 1777. Here, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts militia under General John Stark rebuffed a British attempt led by Colonel Friedrich Baum to capture American stores. The American victory cut off supplies to British General John Burgoyne as he made his push toward Albany, New York and set the stage for his subsequent surrender at Saratoga. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961[1][3] and was added to the National Register of Historic Places when the register was created in 1966.

It is located on Route 67 in Walloomsac, New York, and is owned by New York State and private owners.[1]

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Although the battle took place at this site entirely within New York State, the Bennington Monument, about 10 miles (16 km) away in Vermont, also commemorates the Battle of Bennington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Richard Greenwood (November 24, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bennington Battlefield PDF (242 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 10 photos from 1967 and 1975 PDF (1.28 MB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Bennington Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-08. 

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