Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont!

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On a dreary October afternoon, bands of Confederate raiders held up the three banks in St. Albans. With guns drawn, they herded the townspeople out into the common, sending the people of the North into panic. Operating out of a Confederate stronghold in Canada, the raiders were young men, mostly escapees from Union prison camps, who had been recruited to inaugurate a new kind of guerilla war along the Yankees' unprotected border. The raid, though bungling at times, was successful -- the consequent pursuit of the rebels ...

Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: Confederates Attack Vermont! 2006, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786717514

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