Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of a American Revolutionary War battle between a detachment from the British General John Burgoyne‘s invading army and New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont state militia commanded by General John Stark of New Hampshire and Colonel Seth Warner of Vermont.
The battle was fought in two engagements on August 16, 1777 and resulted in a decisive victory for the Revolutionaries. As a result, Burgoyne’s army suffered irreplaceable losses and failed to gather the supplies needed for a timely push on Albany. Burgoyne later surrendered on October 17 after the Battles of Saratoga. [Read more…] about Bennington Battlefield Presentation Set For Friday