Manchester in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Soldiers' Monument
who served in the
War of 1812
Erected 1905 by Citizens of Manchester.
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 43° 9.758′ N, 73° 4.323′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Vermont, in Bennington County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (Vermont Route 7A) and Union Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3624 Main St, Manchester VT 05254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. one mile away); Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ye Olde Tavern (approx. 1˝ miles away); Sunderland (approx. 4.2 miles First Marble Quarry (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cephas Kent’s Dwelling (approx. 5.4 miles away); Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
Also see . . .
1. Walking Tour of Manchester. The figure atop the Soldiers Monument represents a Colonial era officer, but the Monument was meant to honor all veterans from Manchester. Dedicated in 1905, the base and figure were carved at Fullerton’s Marble and Granite Works in Manchester Depot, but, according to the Manchester Historical Society’s curator, Shawn Harrington, “We have no proof positive for who stands atop the pedestal.” Did someone in town pose for the carver? Or is it the likeness of the carver himself ? Stop to read the wayside marker about the Revolutionary War (the large green sign on the sidewalk behind the monument). (Submitted on April 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Green Mountain Genealogy. Transcribed names can be found here. (Submitted on April 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.