A Salute to Liberty: Remembering the Battle of Bennington
The Battle of Bennington fought on August 16, 1777, in Walloomsac, N.Y., provided a long-needed victory for American forces in the American Revolution. Hear first hand what the combatants and civilians had to say afterwards at a special program remembering this important historic event, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, at the New York State Bennington Battlefield Historic Site. Much of the original site of the Battle can be viewed from this area, dedicated in 1927, and about eight miles from the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington. Participating in the program will be members of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Brigade of the American Revolution, Second Continental Regiment of Artillery, His Majesty’s 53rd Regiment of Foot, the Hoosick Township Historical Society and other local individuals. The program is open to the public at no charge.
New York State’s Bennington Battlefield Historic Site is located on Route 67, a few miles east of the intersection at Route 22 in North Hoosick.