Fenian Raids

Fenian Raids (HM1EWR)

Location: Sheldon, VT 05483 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.144', W 72° 57.02'

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Attempted Canadian Invasion North of Here

— 1866 and 1870 —

After Civil War, two attempts of Irish patriots to invade Canada and set up a free Irish republic were repulsed between Franklin and Cook's Corners. Fenians gathered in St. Albans, marched via Sheldon to the border but were stopped by Canadian arms and U.S. authorities.
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HM NumberHM1EWR
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Year Placed1991
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 661819 N 4974151
Decimal Degrees44.90240000, -72.95033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.144', W 72° 57.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 8.64" N, 72° 57' 1.20" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 48 Severance Rd, Sheldon VT 05483, US
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