Category:St. Albans Raid

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English: The St. Albans Raid was the northernmost land action of the American Civil War, taking place in St. Albans, Vermont on October 19, 1864. Bennett H. Young was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Confederate Army and travelled to Canada, where he recruited other escaped rebels to participate in a raid on St. Albans, Vermont, a quiet town 15 miles (25 km) from the Canadian border. The group simultaneously staged a robbery of the three banks in the town. They fled with the money into Canada, where they were arrested by authorities. A Canadian court decided that the soldiers were under military orders and that the officially neutral Canada could not extradite them to the United States.


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