Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Scene of British Attack in War of 1812
Here in June 1813, a Vermonter, Lieut. Churchill, and men built a parapet and set up a battery. On Aug. 3 a British gunboat and 2 sloops, 1½ miles offshore, began a cannonade. This attack was repulsed in 20 minutes by the American Battery and by 2 of Commodore Macdonough's armed scows.
Erected 1958 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1813.
Location. 44° 28.859′ N, 73° 13.224′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Battery Street. 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. Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington (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 William Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard William Plant memorial (about 300 feet away); Chief Grey Lock (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
More about this marker. Marker is located in Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 2. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.