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- 805 E Main St, Vevay, IN 47043, USA
- 38.75345, -85.05745
Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution
The origins of the American Revolution can be traced back to 1775, when the first shots were fired between colonial and British forces at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Soon after, the American Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. As the newly formed United States went to war with Great Britain, hundreds of men across the Thirteen Colonies joined the fight. These men came from different walks of life; some were farmers, others were tradesmen, lawyers, doctors, and merchants. Despite their differences they desired the same thing: freedom and independence. Colonial forces faced severe challenges, including lack of supplies and military training; however, in the face of obstacles they were undeterred. After nearly 8 years the colonies defeated Great Britain and successfully achieved their independence. It is important to remember the lives and sacrifices made by those who fought for American freedom.
Vevay Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the community’s early residents. Among those buried between ca. 1817-1841 are at least four Revolutionary War veterans: John Critchfield, Peter Dumont, John Protsman Sr. and Owen Todd. In addition, another veteran of the War, Stephen Peabody, is possibly buried there as well.