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The Battle of Hubbardton
July 7,1777

By James P. Millard

The stone wall at Hubbardton Battlefield. Photos by Jim Millard

These photos show the stone wall at the summit of Monument Hill. It was here, early in the morning of July 7, 1777, that the troops of Colonel Ebenezer Francis made their stand against the British. It was up the steep hill to the left that the seasoned regulars of Brigadier General Simon Fraser attacked. It was indeed a formidable position for the British to face.

The British were to attack this excellent defensive position twice, each time being repulsed. Finally, after over an hour of carnage, the British determined that they would attempt to encircle the Americans and concentrated their efforts to the East, closer to the military road.

If you notice the saddle in the mountains in the distance, you will see the location of the military road from Mt. Independence. It was here that both the retreating Americans and the British passed, and it was within this pass that American pickets first fired upon the advancing Redcoats. 4

The view up Monument Hill- a British perspective

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