Sheldon Junction in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Attempted Canadian Invasion North of Here
—1866 and 1870 —
After Civil War, two attempts of Irish patriots to invade Canada and set up a free Irish republic were repulsed between Franklin and Cook's Corners. Fenians gathered in St. Albans, marched via Sheldon to the border but were stopped by Canadian arms and U.S. authorities.
Erected 1991 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 54.144′ N, 72° 57.02′ W. Marker is in Sheldon Junction, Vermont, in Franklin County. Marker is on Vermont Route 105 0.2 miles west of Vermont Route 78, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located next to the bridge that crosses the Missisquoi River. Marker is in this post office area: Sheldon VT 05483, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 1½ miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chester A. Arthur (approx. 7 miles away); Consuelo Northrop Bailey (approx. 7.1 miles away); Birthplace of Larry Gardner (approx. 7.2 miles away); Camp Holbrook (approx. 8.1 miles away); Battle of Eccles Hill (approx. 8.4 miles away in Canada).
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Also see . . . Fenian Raids. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 15, 2014.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.