The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield and the Brigade of
the American Revolution will be hosting the 243rd
Anniversary of the Battle of Bennington on the weekend of
August 15 & 16, 2020 at the Bennington Battlefield State
Historic Site in the Town of Hoosick, NY.
Both Rebel and Crown forces will be camped in the large
fields adjacent to the Barnet Homestead (the actual ground
where most of Baum’s troops were posted).
On Saturday morning those on the rebel side who like
long treks (approximately 3 miles) through hilly and wooded
country, will once again duplicate Col. Benjamin Nichols’
flanking march from the American camp to the area of the
Dragoon Breastwork. NB we are also planning a possible
march by interested Crown troops on Friday afternoon or
A log breastwork has been constructed on the site of the
Dragoon Fort, and the rebels will attack this on Saturday
Late Saturday afternoon we will reenact Breymanns
advance and the rebel counter-attack. While most of the
original ground where this action took place is along State
Rt. 67 or on private property, a portion of it is near where our
camps will be so we will recreate the battle on that field.
On Sunday morning after Divine Services all those
interested can help in reconstructing the Tory Fort.
Materials will be provided. At 1:30 PM we will recreate the rebel attack
on the Tory Fort. A brief remembrance ceremony will then be held in
recognition of the date.
Troops will be able to break camp around 3:30.
Water, straw, firewood and necessaries will be provided.
Please refer to the Camp Regulations for