The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield and the Brigade of the American Revolution will host a reenactment of the Battle of Bennington on August 13th and 14th at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site in the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. [Read more…] about Battle of Bennington Reenactment This Weekend
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The book Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion: An American Story (Westholme Publishing, 2021) by Daniel Bullen looks back to January 25th, 1787, in Springfield, Massachusetts, when militia Major General William Shepard ordered his cannon to fire grapeshot at a peaceful demonstration of 1,200 farmers approaching the federal arsenal.
The shots killed four and wounded twenty, marking the climax of five months of civil disobedience in Massachusetts, where farmers challenged the state’s authority to seize their farms for flagrantly unjust taxes. [Read more…] about Daniel Shays’s Honorable Rebellion
The Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, an important Revolutionary War battlefield near the New York and Vermont border at Walloomsac in the Town of Hoosick has received a historic replica cannon donated by an American descendant of a badly wounded “Hessian” soldier who survived thanks to an act of battlefield compassion. [Read more…] about Bennington Battlefield Acquires Replica Historic Cannon
Author Eric Schnitzer is set to deliver a presentation about his new book in collaboration with historical artist Don Troiani, Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative, on Saturday, August 17th at 11 am, at the Bennington Battlefield in the Caretakers House, 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls. [Read more…] about Campaign to Saratoga Talk at Bennington Battlefield
August 16th is a Vermont State Holiday commemorating Bennington Battle Day and the victory over the British on August 16, 1777. To celebrate this Revolutionary War victory, admission to all the state-owned historic sites will be free on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Pack the picnic basket, grab the kids, invite your friends and neighbors, and head out to enjoy the great Vermont summer at any of the state-owned historic sites. [Read more…] about Free Day At Vermont Owned Historic Sites
Brown’s Brewing Company in Hoosick Falls and Troy, NY, has brewed a special beer in tribute to the Germans that served at the Battle of Bennington which took place in the Town of Hoosick in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War.
The historic Braunschweigers Mumme Ale is a dark, spicy beer created in the late 1400s in the German province of Braunschweig in what is now Lower Saxony, home of Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum and his elite regiment of mounted infantrymen called Dragoons. [Read more…] about New Beer Celebrates ‘Hessians’ At Battle of Bennington
Dr. Michael P. Gabriel, author of The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers & Civilians, will be giving a short presentation as part of the Road to the Battle of Bennington Inaugural Event to be held at Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday June 7 from 2- 4 p.m.
The Path Through History Weekend event celebrates the inauguration of an interpretive driving route that follows the ill-fated excursion of German Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum to Bennington Battlefield in 1777, during the American Revolutionary War. [Read more…] about Battle of Bennington Talk, Tour On Saturday