, with British and German troops, began a pursuit of the Americans
as soon as their flight from Ticonderoga
They overtook their rear-guard, about 1,200 strong, July 7, 1777, at Hubbardton, Vt.
The main body of St. Clair
's army had marched towards Castleton
, leaving the rear-guard, under Col. Seth Warner
, to gather up stragglers.
While waiting their arrival, Warner
was struck by the van of the pursuers, and a sharp engagement took place.
, of New Hampshire
, was killed.
were dispersed, and fled, excepting 200 who were made prisoners.
The pursuers lost almost as many in killed and wounded, and soon gave up the chase.
, with about 200 men, made his way through the woods to Fort Edward
also lost 120 in killed and wounded.
captured about 200 stand of arms.