To the Center for Research on Vermont:
BATTLE OF HUBBARDTON 225TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
HUBBARDTON, Vt. - On the sultry early morning of July 7, 1777, American and
British troops fought fiercely on the fields and hills of Hubbardton in the
only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. On July 6 and 7, 2002, the
225th anniversary of this strategic battle will be commemorated with a
weekend Revolutionary War encampment at the Hubbardton Battlefield State
Nearly 800 reenactors portraying American, British, and German forces will
take the field in Hubbardton for this event. The public is invited to
enjoy tactical demonstrations and other living history activities and visit
the soldiers camps. The highlight of the weekend will be the reenactment of
the battle, to be held at the nearly the exact time and place of the
original battle. The battle starts at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. The
Vermont Army National Guard band will be performing on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
near the Visitor Center.
The Battle of Hubbardton is known as one of the most successful rear guard
actions in the annals of American military history. It was at this battle
that the troops of British General John Burgoyne first met the resistance
and gallant bravery of American troops. Vermont, Massachusetts, and New
Hampshire soldiers valiantly fought to halt the British army and allow the
main American force under General Arthur St. Clair to withdraw southward to
safety from Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Of the approximately
2,130 troops who fought, nearly 580 died in action. Events here saved St.
Clair's troops and led to the decisive American victory in October 1777 at
the Battle of Saratoga, considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
The events start on Saturday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. The reenactment of the
Battle of Hubbardton takes place on Sunday, starting at 6:30 a.m.
Admission each day is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15.
There will be concession stands both days and plenty of nearby parking.
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site is located on Monument Hill
Road 6 miles off VT Route 30 in Hubbardton or 7 miles off exit 5 on US Route
4 in Castleton. Carefully follow the signs. The site is regularly open
Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the
Battlefield or this event, call (802) 273-2282.
Regional Historic Site Administrator (Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites)
Chimney Point State Historic Site
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
7305 VT Route 125
Addison, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 759-2412 Fax: (802) 759-2547
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Visit our web site at: www.HistoricVermont.org
2002--225th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton and the Revolutionary
War's Northern Campaign. www.thenortherncampaign.org