Battle of Bennington to be Commemorated this August
The Battle of Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, will be commemorated at the New York State Bennington Battlefield Historic Site on Friday, August 16 starting at 7. The ceremony will be conducted by members of Chapters of the Empire State Society Sons of the American Revolution, The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and other local historic groups in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
The commemoration includes a wreath-laying ceremony and a salute with a blackpowder cannon modeled on the one from the Revolutionary War.
The Commemoration of the Battle will continue on Saturday, August 17, from 10 to 5, with a display of art and other material related to the American Revolution, by members of the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Battlefield is located on New York State Route 67, approximately three miles east of the intersection of New York State Routes 67 and 22 in North Hoosick, New York.
The Battle of Bennington was fought in what was then the area of Walloomsac, N.Y. It was a significant victory for American forces, and paved the way for the important American victory in the Battle of Saratoga in October of that year.
The Battlefield site offers information about the Battle and wonderful views of the surrounding area. It is open to the public at no charge.