Colonel Elisha Sheldon

Location: Sheldon
Tag(s): Early Settlement
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 09/12/19

Sheldon, Vermont was so named after Elisha Sheldon, a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War. Elisha Sheldon oversaw the Second Continental Light Dragoons, a cavalry unit, which was one of George Washington's personal favorite units in the Continental Army. This earned him favor with Washington, who bestowed upon Elisha Sheldon a large parcel of land.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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