Johnson in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Julian Scott, Vermontís most renowned Civil War artist, was born in this Johnson house in 1846. At the start of the Civil War, when only 15, he enlisted as a fifer in the Third Vermont Regiment. Scott was awarded a Medal of Honor -- for rescuing wounded under enemy fire at the Battle of Leeís Mills, Virginia. He later studied art under Emanuel Leutze at the National Academy of Design in New York and in 1870 was elected an associate member of the Academy. “The Battle of Cedar Creek,” his monumental 1874 painting, was commissioned as a Civil War memorial for the Vermont State House. Scottís Civil War and Native American paintings are acclaimed for their authenticity, detail, and democratic viewpoint. He died in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1901.
Erected 1998 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 44° 38.183′ N, 72° 41.212′ W. Marker is in Johnson, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is on Lower Main Street West (Vermont Route 15) 0.6 miles west of Vermont Route 100-C, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 384 Lower Main Street West, Johnson VT 05656, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Cambridge Junction Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 6.6 miles away); George Washington Henderson (approx. 7.8 miles away); Smugglers Notch (approx. 13.9 miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 16.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located just west of the center of the village and in front of the Johnson Health Clinic.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Julian Scott. (Submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.