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Bennington Battlefield

Walloomsac, New York
County of Rensselaer.
NY 67, on Vermont state line (also in VT)
National Register Number: 66000564
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: NY-22 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Park.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
The American militia's victory at the Battle of Bennington (16 August, 1777) contributed significantly to the defeat of British General Burgoyne's army at Saratoga two months later. The defeat also discouraged Burgoyne's already uneasy Indian allies and encouraged enlistments in the American army.


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