"THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE STATE
OF VERMONT TO DESIGNATE THE POSITION OF
THE TENTH VERMONT INFANTRY DURING THE
BATTLE FOUGHT HERE ON THE NINTH OF JULY,
1864, TO SAVE WASHINGTON, "AND WE SAVED IT."
"SEVEN COMPANIES OCCUPIED THE WASHINGTON
PIKE WHILE THREE COMPANIES OCCUPIED THE
BUCKEYSTOWN ROAD OPPOSITE THE THOMAS
(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)
The Vermont Monument "is a solid granite monolith, rectangular in shape, about four feet wide, two and one-half feet thick, and six feet high, standing on a granite base, with a sub-base about six feet long and four feet wide. The height of the whole is about eight feet. On the front is a bronze table in the shape of a Greek cross set into the granite upon which is inscribed in bronze letters" as above.