The St. Albans Raid; or, Investigations into the Charges against Lieut. Bennett H. Young and Command, for Their Acts at St. Albans, Vt., on the 19th October, 1864. Being a complete and authentic report of all the proceedings on the demand of the United States for their extradition, under the Ashburton Treaty, before Judge Consol and the Hon. Mr. Justice Smith, with the arguments of counsel and the opinions of the judges revised by themselves.

Montreal, Canada: Printed by John Lovell, 1865. First edition. 8vo. (4), 480 pp. The northernmost land action during the Civil war, the St. Albans raid was carried out on October 19, 1864, by a detachment of Confederate forces led by the Kentucky cavalry officer Bennett Young; "meant to rob banks to raise money and to trick the Union Army into diverting troops to defend the northern border against further raids" (Wikipedia), the raid was made by 21 escaped Confederate prisoners of war, invading Vermont from Canada, travelling the 15 miles to St. Albans, robbing three banks there, killing one villager and wounding another before escaping back to Canada. Under protest from the United States, Canada arrested the troops, but a Canadian court ruled them soldiers under military orders, and Canada, as a neutral country, could not extradite them. What money the Canadians found on the Confederates was returned to St. Albans. Howes B-352. Dornbusch III, 2353. Nicholson, p. 75. Owner's name ("H. W. Denio") at head of front wrapper; still a very good copy. Original printed blue-green wrappers (rubbed, somewhat soiled, small chip to corners of front wrapper, larger chip at top edge of rear wrapper, some old tape repair to upper margins of last five leaves, not affecting text). (10170). Item #63549

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