|Title||Revolutionary War Records|
|Dates of Creation||1777-1915|
|Scope & Content||
Muster lists, correspondence, diaries/journals, pension application information and requests for assistance relating to the Revolutionary War and particularly the Battle of Bennington.
Battle of Bennington material includes an original report of the Baum-Hessian Regiment found on the battle field; Joseph Rudd's original letter to his father regarding the battle; a list of Hessian prisoners; eye witness accounts collected by Hiland Hall; and a map of the battle field copied by Hall.
Correspondence includes a copy of a letter from Thomas Chittenden to an unknown American general (possibly Brigadier General Benjamin Lincoln) regarding the movement of Burgoyne's army toward Albany and Stillwater, New York in September 1777; a 1777 letter from Jonas Fay on behalf of the Council of Safety to Major General Lincoln relying intelligence on the British forces at their headquarters and on Benedict Arnold's capture of prisoners and canon; an affidavit by Lemuel Roberts about his time as a British prisoner.
There is a contemporary journal kept by Joseph Bates of Watertown, Massachusetts while he served in a Massachusetts regiment that marched to Bennington and then Stillwater and Saratoga for the defeat of Burgoyne.
An 1806 letter from Jonas Fay to Orsamus C. Merrill discussing the Haldimand negotiations between the British and Vermont. Jonas Fay states that Washington was fully aware of the subterfuge against the British and the negotiations with General Haldimand, and the purpose was to secure a Northern Frontier that kept British troops in Quebec during the Revolutionary War.
There is also a file of veterans that have requested help or submitted pension applications.
Robinson, David (1754-1843)
Rudd, Joseph J.
Bennington, Battle of, N.Y., 1777
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Saratoga Campaign, N.Y., 1777
|Credit line||Bequest of Hall Park McCullough|
Battle of Bennington
Joseph Bate's Journal, Watertown, MA to Stillwater, New York
Letters to Major General Lincoln
Letter regarding the Haldimand Negotiations