Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
First Lieut. Co. C 1st Vermont Cavalry Oct. 14 1861
Captain Co. C Nov. 18 1861
Major Dec. 30 1862
Colonel July 2 1864
Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols. Feb. 22 1865
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols.
"For gallant and meritorious services" March 13 1865
Brigadier General U.S. Vols. May 19 1865
Honorably mustered out Jan. 15 1866
Twice wounded and once a prisoner
Awarded medal of honor for "Most distinguished
gallantry at Gettysburg" July 3 1863
Last commander of Sheridan's cavalry corps
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 44° 28.843′ N, 73° 13.183′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Park Street and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north. The monument is located in Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 The Battery (a few steps from this marker); Howard William Plant memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arahmi (about 500 feet away); Neighborhood Groceries (about 600 feet away); Little Italy (about 600 feet away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
More about this marker. An identical statue was erected by the state of Vermont in Gettysburg National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - General William Wells. (Submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. A Tale of Two Statues (pdf file). (Submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.