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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 14:26:34 -0400
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A pair of historical events that helped pave the way for American
independence will be portrayed by reenactors this weekend at the
region’s historical sites.

The withdrawal of American troops from Mount Independence in July of
1777 and the subsequent battle at Hubbardton will be relived by local
residents at the Mount Independence and Hubbardton State Historic


The battle, which is considered to this day as one of most successful
“rear-guard actions” in American military history played a pivotal
role in America’s independence.

Although the British technically won, Colonel Seth Warner and the
1,200 Green Mountain Boys under his command slowed the British advance
allowing the bulk of the American force to retreat. Those soldiers
later became part of a force that won victories over the British at
battles in Bennington and Saratoga, the latter of which is considered
to be the turning point of the war.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library