Vermilyea to discuss Seth Warner
Published 12:00 am, Friday, November 18, 2016
Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will present a program about Roxbury native and Revolutionary War hero Seth Warner Monday, Nov. 21.
Historian and teacher Peter Vermilyea will present the talk at 5:30 p.m. at the South Street library.
In 1859, Roxbury residents built a Seth Warner monument and placed it on the town green, returning his remains from Vermont and burying them under the monument.
Warner, a cousin of Ethan Allen and Remember Baker and captain in the Green Mountain Boys before the Revolutionary War, was a Revolutionary War officer who rose to rank of Continental colonel and was often given the duties of a brigade commander.
He is best known for his leadership in the capture of Fort Crown Point, the Battle of Longueuil, the siege of Quebec, the retreat from Canada, and the battles of Hubbardton and Bennington.
In the final years of the war, he remained loyal to the United States while the independent state of Vermont negotiated separately with the British.
Vermileya will trace Warner’s journey from his beginnings in Litchfield County to his role in the formation of our country.