Presentation on John Stark
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John Stark
John Stark
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BENNINGTON- On Sunday, August 18, at 2 pm, the Bennington Historical Society presents “John Stark: Maverick General,” a presentation by Ben Z. Rose, author of the book of the same name. This program will be held in the Ada Paresky Education Center located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. It is free and open to the public.

Coinciding with Bennington Battle Day Weekend, it seems fitting that the Bennington Historical Society program is about John Stark, arguably one of the two heroes of the Battle of Bennington. Born in New Hampshire in 1728, Stark is compared by Rose to American World War II General George Patton: “He was not always an easy person to get along with but his men were loyal to him.” Stark, along with his militia, were noted as heroes of the Battle of Bunker Hill, as they filled the gap in the colonists’ lines and held off the British. Stark was commissioned a brigadier general by New Hampshire, and later commissioned to that rank by the Continental Congress for the Continental Army under George Washington. After his involvement in the battles at Trenton, Bennington, and Saratoga, he was brevetted to the rank of major general. Stark is credited with coining the phrase “Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils.”

Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call (802) 447-1571 for more information.
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