Bennington Vermont

Bennington Battle Monument

In late summer of 1777, the Continental Army beat a hasty retreat toward Bennington from the forts at Mount Independence and Ticonderoga. A combined force of British and Germans pursued, but were badly in need of supplies. The Americans, carrying what is believed to be the first American flag in battle, defeated a Hessian raid on Bennington, and forced the British to proceed to Saratoga without the necessary supplies. At Saratoga, the British met a stunning defeat that turned the tide of the War.
Note: We would like to thank the Division of Historic Preservation for the captioned information
 

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