I scurried back to my inn to change and met bm and her kiddos at the Hubbardton Battlefield Historic Site nearby. It was very interesting to learn all about the battle that took place there. The monument site was beautiful and the welcome building had all kinds of captivating visual and auditory displays of the battle, explanatory wall plaques for each step of the way the battles took place and a very knowledgeable docent. They have a path that goes through the fields where the skirmishes took place and it was a very humbling experience to walk through Vermont's history.
I like to take time out of leaf peeping each trip up here to do some other fun activities such as hiking, riding, lift rides, festivals, etc. Besides the Bennington Historical Site/Monument, this is the first time I felt emotionally involved with the part Vermont played in the battles. I hope you can get to Hubbardton either this trip or put it on your bucket list for next year. I would have loved to go to Fort Ticonderoga but have just run out of time!
When I was walking the lovely grounds and fields where the battles took place, I turned around and closed my eyes and pictured the troops there and what hardships they must have faced with such limited warfare. As I left, a large hawk circled above for quite a long time. I thought perhaps, that it was keeping watch over the souls who lost their lives there right before me. It was quite humbling and I felt sad leaving, knowing the efforts both sides went through for their cause, only to leave so many injured and dead.
I hope you can visit here. You will be rewarded. Take time out to appreciate Vermont's history. CT
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
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