Vermont Civil War Monuments
Historic Roadside Markers
Sheldon Bridge (Sheldon/2004)
Courtesy of Dan Parent
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.