Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Scene of British Attack in War of 1812
Here in June 1813, a Vermonter, Lieut. Churchill, and men built a parapet and set up a battery. On Aug. 3 a British gunboat and 2 sloops, 1½ miles offshore, began a cannonade. This attack was repulsed in 20 minutes by the American Battery and by 2 of Commodore Macdonough's armed scows.
Erected 1958 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 28.859′ N, 73° 13.224′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Battery Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard William Plant memorial (about 300 feet away); Little Italy (about 800 feet away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. 0.3 miles away); Celebrating Champlain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
More about this marker. Marker is located in Battery Park overlooking
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
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