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Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington

 
 
Camp Burlington/Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Caleb, June 22, 2022
1. Camp Burlington/Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington Marker
Inscription.  
Between June of 1812 and June of 1815, Burlington’s War of 1812 military cantonment stood in this vicinity. Its structures included a guardhouse, stables, barracks, carpenters’ and blacksmiths’ shops, a large general hospital, officers quarters, and a sand and sod battery of thirteen cannons. Burlington came under fire only once during the war, on August 3, 1813. The battery, along with two armed scows, successfully repulsed British Lt. Colonel Murray’s two sloops and gunboat, which then raided Shelburne Bay to the south, capturing two small commercial vessels and burning the 50-ton commercial sloop, Essex. Although no casualties were reported in this battle, Burlington has many unmarked military graves from this war. Scores died of ailments typical of 19th century soldiers such as typhoid, dysentery, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. Others died from accidents or from injuries sustained at the battles of LaColle Mills (March 1814) in present-day Québec, and Plattsburgh/Lake Champlain (September 1814). Approximately 500 soldiers died at the cantonment and were buried just north of here. About thirty different Regular regiments including infantry,
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artillery, and dragoons are represented in the burial ground, including men from states from Maine to North Carolina.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 44° 28.848′ N, 73° 13.24′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Street and Sherman Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in Battery Park. 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 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Francis Cain (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Trees for the 21st Century (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); Arahmi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battery (about 300 feet away); Howard William Plant memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Lake Champlain beyond the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Caleb, June 22, 2022
2. Lake Champlain beyond the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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