As Fraser clashed with the mass of stragglers along Sucker Brook, the majority of the American force was in column of march along the Crown Point - Castleton road ready to continue the march. Hearing the action, Warner moved his men from the road and into line on what came to be known as Monument Hill.
While Fraser and his light infantry attacked Monument Hill, the 24th Regiment attacked near the Selleck House and Acland's Grenadiers and a detachment of light infantry under Lindsay swung to the right - skirting the Mt. Zion ridge. Acland clashed with Warner's Regiment along the road in the area on the left side of the panorama, and Lindsay overlapped the American flank. The Americans fell back from Monument Hill to behind the Crown Point / Castleton Road, and Warner fell back too, refusing the flank of the new position.
The new American line was behind the road, with Warner's Regiment refusing the flank. Acland attacked Warner while Lindsay's detachment of light infantry crossed a small stream and overlapped the American flank.
The American line along the road had been holding up well, and Fraser's left flank was under pressure. By this point, Riedesel's Brunswick troops were arriving, having marched through the Saddle into the lower land below. From there, with bands blaring so that the force would appear larger, Riedesel's men advanced around the American right flank, crossing the Crown Point / Castleton Road somewhere in this area and pivoting right and attacking the American line behind a log fence along the road on the left side of the panorama.
With the enemy overlapping both flanks, the Americans were forced from the field, fleeing across Pittsford Ridge. The battle had lasted about three hours, but the pursuit was temporarily halted, with the British and their German allies staying at Hubbardton until the next day, leaving the main American army to retire unmolested. Warner and many of the patriots regrouped at Manchester and menaced the flank of Burgoyne's advance.
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