General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington

General John Stark's Expedition to Bennington (HM1F0N)

Location: Charlestown, NH 03603 Sullivan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 14.017', W 72° 25.45'

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August 1777

To impede a British invasion from Canada into eastern New York, the New Hampshire legislature on July 19, 1777, commissioned John Stark of Derryfield to recruit and lead a force of 1500 New Hampshire militiamen. At Charlestown's Fort No. 4, forces were assembled with food, medical supplies and military stores. On August 3, they marched west and in the famed Battle of Bennington on August 16, they defeated the combined British-German forces, thereby achieving a major turning point of the war.
HM NumberHM1F0N
Marker Number117
Placed ByNew Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 709159 N 4789979
Decimal Degrees43.23361667, -72.42416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.017', W 72° 25.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 1.02" N, 72° 25' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 212 Main St, Charlestown NH 03603, US
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