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St. Albans in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

St. Albans Raid

 
 
St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
1. St. Albans Raid Marker
Inscription.
The Civil War entered Vermont, October 19, 1864, when 22 Confederates spread terror from the north, robbed three banks and shot up the town. Stealing horses, they fled back into Canada. There, after trial, they were freed and the banks partially reimbursed.
 
Erected 1990 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 48.682′ N, 73° 4.997′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, Vermont, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 7) north of Fairfield Street (Vermont Route 36), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is off Hwy. 7 between Fairfield and Bank Streets on the west side of Taylor Park. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans VT 05478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Holbrook (approx. 1.3 miles away); Consuelo Northrop Bailey (approx. 6.7 miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sheldon, Vermont (approx. 8.4 miles away); Missisquoi Village and Mission (approx. 8.6 miles away); Highgate Falls Lenticular Truss Bridge (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fenian Raids (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Related markers.
Wideview of St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 14, 2015
2. Wideview of St. Albans Raid Marker
"Another St. Albans Raid marker" is visible across the street, to the left of the bank entrance
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. What Was the Northern most "Battle" of the Civil War?
 
Also see . . .
1. The St. Albans Raid. (Submitted on July 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. St. Albans Historical Museum. The St. Albans Historical Museum is a great place to learn more about the St. Albans Raid. The museum is located on Church St. (corner of Bishop St.) across from Taylor Park (location of the marker). (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.) 

3. The Raid, The Northernmost Land Action of the Civil War. (Submitted on August 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. "Northernmost Engagement"
Two other locations claim to be the "northernmost battles" of the Civil War(See related markers). The marker here at St. Albans does not directly make such claim, but markers in Ohio and Iowa do.

Truth be known, NONE of these locations are properly the northernmost Civil War action. That distinction goes to an action fought on June 27, 1865 off the coast of St. Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea, now part of Alaska. Yes, well after the surrender of troops on land, a Confederate privateer named the CSS Shenandoah captured and burned Union whalers.
Another St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 14, 2015
3. Another St. Albans Raid Marker
Across the street, affixed to the wall of the TD Bank:
Here
Was Enacted One Of The
Stirring Incidents Of
The St. Albans Raid
October 19th 1864
An Adventure Of
The Civil War
Erected October 19th 1914
Thus in addition to being the northernmost and westernmost, the action was among the last battle of the Civil War. (And the CSS Shenandoah also fought the easternmost and likely the southernmost actions of the war during her voyage.)
    — Submitted March 15, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Wideview of Another St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 14, 2015
4. Wideview of Another St. Albans Raid Marker
(to the left of the entrance)
Memorial "to those brave men of St. Albans who fought in the Civil War" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
5. Memorial "to those brave men of St. Albans who fought in the Civil War"
on the opposite side of Taylor Park, facing toward the St. Albans Raid marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,281 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2012, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   5. submitted on July 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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