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00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1a20000The Schreiner University Department of History is honoring the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a series of short vignettes focusing on events from 1861 through 1865. The Civil War was the most destructive conflict in American history, but it was also one of our most defining moments as a people and as a nation. Let us know what you think about "This Week in the Civil War." E-mail your comments to Dr. John Huddleston at jhuddles@schreiner.edu.Airs: Weekdays at 5:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 4:19 p.m. on KTXI and 4:49 a.m., 9:29 p.m. on KSTX.

This Week in the Civil War - #944

  On Wednesday, October 19, 1864 the  northernmost land battle of the American Civil War occurred at St. Albans, Vermont, when Confederate raiders from St. John’s, Canada crossed the border with the intent of robbing banks.  Over a number of days, twenty-one Confederates led by Lieutenant Bennett Young made their way to St. Albans.  Claiming to be Canadians on vacation, the Confederates struck on the afternoon of October 19, robbing three banks and stealing personal belongings from the community’s citizens.  After unsuccessfully attempted to burn the town, the raiders fled to Canada where they were promptly arrested, but a Canadian court eventually ruled that the Confederates acted under military orders and released them.  However, the cash seized by the raiders from St. Albans’ banks was returned to the state of Vermont.