Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Captain John Lonergan
1837 - 1902
—Hero of Gettysburg —
In this park on July 22, 1863, Vermont's only ethnic Civil War unit was welcomed home from the battle of Gettysburg. Lonergan commanded Co. A, 13th VT Regiment - the Irish Company - and he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle.
The five VT regiments on 9-months duty formed the 2nd VT Brigade on October 27, 1862. In late June of 1863, the brigade marched from Union Mills, VA. to Gettysburg in six days.
On July 2, 1863, the Irish Company helped recapture four cannons and took 83 rebel prisoners. The next day Lonergan's men led the way when two VT regiments flanked Pickett's forces assaulting Cemetery Ridge, causing heavy rebel losses.
Faugh a ballagh - Clear the way!
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 44° 28.592′ N, 73° 12.838′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on St. Paul Street north of Main Street (U.S. 2), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within City Hall Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Burlington Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Old Gas Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the American House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chittenden County Trust Company (about 300 feet away); Church Street (about 400 feet away); Church Street Marketplace (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Church Street Marketplace (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.