St. Albans, 1864

Ethan Duncan

Grade 8, Independent Study Student attending Williston Central School, VT

"This piece depicts the St. Albans Raid, the most northerly land action of the American Civil War. It  starts with the Confederates crossing the border into Vermont. Afterwards, it tells of a scene from the town, a small but lively place. Then, we go back to the raiders entering the town and preparing for the raid. The town sleeps for the night and the robberies begin. Afterwards, the raiders escape into Canada. A total of 88,000 (today over 3 million) dollars was stolen from three St. Albans banks. Only one of these still stands, but, unfortunately, it's now just a branch of TD Bank."

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