After a stubborn defense of the hilltop defenses, Baum's troops ran out of ammunition and the position was overrun. Squeezed from the east and west, the remainder of the forces fled down the hill and gathered in a field near the bend in the Walloomsac. Baum gathered his men for a final stand, and led a saber charge. During the charge, Baum and Pfister were mortally wounded. They were carried to the Matthews House, and later buried along the Walloomsac. Baum’s gravesite is unknown, most likely it has been washed away by the meandering river, but a Vermont historic marker indicates the location of the Matthews House, just east of the Vermont border on Route 67.
Latitude: 42.933864 Longitude: -73.300945 Elevation: 488 ft
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- Explore the Turning Point Trail: The 1777 Campaign of Major General John Burgoyne
- Northern Reaches of Lake Champlain: An Interpretive Guide to the Borderlands of Lakes to Locks Passage
- Waterways of War: The French & Indian War
- Waterways of War: The War of 1812
- Waterways of War: Turning Point of the American Revolution
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