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Vermont Civil War Monuments

Historic Roadside Markers
Sheldon Bridge (Sheldon/2004)

Roadside Marker

Roadside Marker


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.
Courtesy of Dan Parent