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Vermont Civil War Monuments

Historic Roadside Markers
Sheldon Bridge (Sheldon/2004)

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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.