Once I saw those flags standing straight out due to the strong winds, I knew I had to film. I am always awed by flags standing at attention. And that’s especially true when flags are flying over military graves. These soldiers, Union soldiers, who fought during the American Civil War, deserve this respect.
“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”
“There are four items in the vicinity of the Lamoille County Court House in Hyde Park. Two cannon on are either side of the walkway to the front door of the courthouse, and a list of names of the men who served on the front of the town Library across the street. Just to theContinue reading “Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)”
The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.
This was the first time I had ever seen a birthplace monument. What’s interesting about it is that General George Jerrison Stannard’s actual house was just south of this location on Route 7 in Georgia, Vermont. Want to know what happened to his house? Surprisingly, it did not burn down nor was it demolished. ItContinue reading “General George Stannard Birthplace Monument”
The featured image is in the public domain and downloaded from Wikipedia. “In June 1861, Stannard was elected lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Some local residents claimed that he was the first Vermonter to volunteer for duty in the Civil War, based on his immediate reply by telegram to the governor’s first call for troops.Continue reading “Brevet Major General George Jerrison Stannard”
From the State Historic Marker: “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, theContinue reading “St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!”
“The figure atop the Soldiers Monument represents a Colonial era officer, but the Monument was meant to honor all veterans from Manchester. Dedicated in 1905, the base and figure were carved at Fullerton’s Marble and Granite Works in Manchester Depot, but, according to the Manchester Historical Society’s curator, Shawn Harrington, “We have no proof positiveContinue reading “Manchester War Memorial”
Today’s video is Part 3 of three parts of the Georgia Plain Cemetery. Please join me to see the graves of several firefighters and a shed that is clearly abandoned and so much more! I walked the large Georgia Plain Cemetery and focused on those graves with some of the most interesting markers. Join meContinue reading “Georgia Plain Cemetery: Part 3”
Today’s video is Part 2 of my visit to the Georgia Plain Cemetery in Georgia, Vermont. I walked the large Georgia Plain Cemetery and focused on those graves with some of the most interesting markers. Join me as I discover so many firefighters buried there! Join me as I discover a grave monument that remindsContinue reading “Georgia Plain Cemetery: Part 2”