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
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1873.
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 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. 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); Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Francis Cain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); Chief Grey Lock (about 400 feet away); Trees for the 21st Century (about 400 feet 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.)
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