RAISE THE FLAG AND SOUND THE CANNON: THE NORTHERNMOST BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR

Author: Donald J. Davison

Synopsis: Even though it is fiction, this story is based upon raid by Confederate soldiers that took place on October 10, 1864 in St. Albans, Vermont, toward the end of the Civil War. The Confederacy was desperate for money and arms. Why not hold up mercantile banks in Union towns close to the U.S.-Canadian border and then retreat with the money to the safety of Canada? The leader, a Lieutenant Bennett Young, CSA, declared, “Canada can’t arrest us. They’re neutral. We’ll call the raid a military action.”

Canada’s response may surprise you…

Published in: 2005

Genre: Historical Fiction

No. of Pages: 216

ISBN: 9781896754635