Col Ebenezer Francis

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Col Ebenezer Francis

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Medford, MA, United States
Death: July 7, 1777 (33)
VT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel Ebenezer Francis and Rachel Francis
Husband of Judith Wood
Father of Judith Francis; Anna Francis and Ebenezer Francis
Brother of Susanna Francis and Lucy Wilson

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About Col Ebenezer Francis

Colonels Seth Warner and Ebenezer Francis, in charge of the rearguard of the American force retreating after the fall of Fort Ticonderoga, remained overnight at Hubbardton without taking proper security measures for their encampment. The British attacked very early the next morning, July 7, 1777, and brought on a short but very severe fight. The Americans scattered with instructions to reassemble at Manchester. Francis was killed. The British advance was delayed, but the cost was exorbitant. This was the only battle of the War for Independence fought on Vermont soil. The site is included in a 50-acre State park.


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Col Ebenezer Francis's Timeline

December 22, 1743
Medford, MA, United States
December 17, 1767
Age 23
Beverly, Mass.
June 8, 1773
Age 29
Beverly, Mass.
October 15, 1775
Age 31
Beverly, MA, United States
July 7, 1777
Age 33
VT, United States