General Stark leads the attack on the redoubt
The Battle of Bennington:An American Victory
(Collections of The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont)
At the Battle of Bennington, which took place between August 14 and 16, the British army and its Canadian, Indian, and Loyalist supporters faced Patriots defending their newly proclaimed independence. What might have seemed like a minor victory for the Patriots contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga a few months later and thus helped decide who would win the American War of Independence.