Near Groton in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Sleeping Sentinel
In memory of William Scott the sleeping sentinel pardoned by Abraham Lincoln Sept. 9th, 1861. Born on this farm Apr. 9th, 1839. Enl. in Co. K, 3rd Vt. Vol. July 10th, 1861. Died of wounds at Lees Mills Apr. 16th, 1862.
Erected by The William Scott Memorial Association of Groton, VT.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 9, 1861.
Location. 44° 12.279′ N, 72° 15.957′ W. Marker is near Groton, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Memorial is on Scott Highway (U.S. 302) 1.2 miles west of Seyon Pond Road (County Route 24), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groton VT 05046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Groton Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); James Whitehill Stone House (approx. 6.3 miles away); Town of Orange War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Caledonia County Grammar School (approx. 9.8 miles away); Historic Millstone Hill Washington Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Washington Vermont War Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Ben's Mill (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. William Scott Letters. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. True Story of William Scott. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. William Scott (Wikipedia). Article cites the actual pardon from Gen. George McClellan (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.