Site of Civil War Action
— October 19, 1864 —On their retreat to Canada after an attack on St. Albans, a 22-man Confederate detachment rode into Sheldon near dark. Crossing a covered bridge which stood on the site, they set it on fire, but alert village citizens saved the bridge. In great haste to escape an aroused countryside, the invaders gave up a planned foray on the local bank.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:54am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 662457 N 4971865|
|Decimal Degrees||44.88168333, -72.94298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 52.901', W 72° 56.579'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 52' 54.06" N, 72° 56' 34.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 211 Bridge St, Sheldon VT 05483, US|
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