Bennington, battle near.
Falling short of provisions, Burgoyne sent out an expedition from his camp on the Hudson River to procure cattle, horses to mount Riedesel's dragoons, to try the affectios, and two pieces of artillery.
They penetrated the country eastward of the Hudson towards Bennington, Vt., where the Americans had gathered a considerable quantity of supplies.
At that time (AugusHampshire militia, with the stipulation that he was to have an independent command, and was at Bennington with part of a brigade.
He had lately refused to obey a command of General Lincoln to join tht up intrenchments (Aug. 14, 1777) in the town-ship of hoosick, N. Y., within about 5 miles of Bennington.
Informed of that approach Stark had sent expresses for Warner's shattered regiment, and for s lost less than 100.
On Aug. 19, 1891, a monument commemorating the victory was dedicated at Bennington.
It is a shaft of magnesian limestone, 308 feet high — the highest battle-monument in the wor