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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William Wells

 
 
William Wells monument image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
1. William Wells monument
Inscription.
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols.
1837-1892
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

 
Erected 1914.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 28.843′ N, 73° 13.183′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Street and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument is located in Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
 
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
Statue of General William Wells image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
2. Statue of General William Wells
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Little Italy (about 600 feet away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. mile away); Celebrating Champlain (approx. mile away); Saint-Joseph Parish (approx. 0.3 miles 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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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