Admiral George Dewey of Montpelier, Part 1

Location: Montpelier
Tag(s): Famous Vermonters
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 2/17/23

The Vermont State House is home to an unusual pair of objects for a land-locked state: naval guns captured during the Battle of Manila Bay. In this episode of This Place in History, we take a look at the story behind Admiral George Dewey, who led American naval forces during the battle, and was catapulted to national fame afterwards.


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

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