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Vt. marks Bennington Battle Day

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BENNINGTON, Vt. -

Friday marks a holiday unique to Vermont-- Bennington Battle Day.

That means the monument dedicated to the fight may get a few extra visitors.

But it wasn't actually fought in Bennington. The Revolutionary War battle actually took place in New York back in 1777. It was called the Battle of Bennington, though, because it was fought over weapons stored where the monument now stands.

The holiday means all state offices and courts are closed for the day.

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