"Had day lasted an hour longer . . ."

"Had day lasted an hour longer . . ." (HMOL7)

Location: Eagle Bridge, NY 12057 Rensselaer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 56.305', W 73° 18.259'

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Herrick's Approach
A column of 300 men under Colonel Samuel Herrick marched over this ridge in order to attack Baum's main position from the rear.

Reinforcements Arrive
No sooner had Stark's troops overrun Baum's main position on the top of this hill, than reinforcements under Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich Von Breymann approached from the west. Fortunately for the Americans, a large contingent of Seth Warner's Continental Regiment arrived from Bennington and met the Brunswickers about a mile west of the river crossing. The Vermonters drove back Breymann's troops, and pursued them until sundown. "Had day lasted an hour longer," wrote General Stark afterwards, "we should have taken the whole body of them."

For more information about this period of the Revolutionary War, you may wish to visit the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, New York, and the Bennington Battle Monument and The Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.
HM NumberHMOL7
Placed ByBennington Battlefield State Historic Site
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 638351 N 4755370
Decimal Degrees42.93841667, -73.30431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.305', W 73° 18.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 18.30" N, 73° 18' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 Battlefield Ln, Eagle Bridge NY 12057, US
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