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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1864.
 
Location. 44° 48.682′ N, 73° 4.997′ W. Marker is in St. Albans, Vermont, in Franklin County. It is in . Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 7) north of Fairfield Street (Vermont Route 36), on the right when traveling north. Marker is off Hwy. 7 between Fairfield and Bank Streets on the west side of Taylor Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Albans VT 05478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Albans Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Smith Legacy / L'héritage de la famille Smith (about 300 feet away, measured
Wideview of St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
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in a direct line); St. Albans War Memorial (about 300 feet away); St. Albans World War Memorial (about 300 feet away); History on the Hill/Leçon d'historie sur la colline (about 400 feet away); Rail City / La ville ferroviaire (about 600 feet away); On This Spot (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Albans.
 
Related markers. 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. The Raid, The Northernmost Land Action of the Civil War. (Submitted on August 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional commentary.
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
Another St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
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. 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.
 
Wideview of Another St. Albans Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,756 times since then and 15 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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Jan. 29, 2023