Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
|Nearest city||Walloomsac, NY|
|Area||1,250 acres (510 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||66000564|
|Added to NRHP||October 15, 1966|
|Designated NHL||January 20, 1961|
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 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places when the register was created in 1966.
A plaque erected by the state of New Hampshire commemorating the achievements of John Stark and the New Hampshire militia
- Richard Greenwood (November 24, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Bennington Battlefield" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying 10 photos from 1967 and 1975 (1.28 MB)
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Bennington Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-08. Archived from the original on 2009-08-21.
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