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FEATURES

Fury in Vermont
by Ron Soodal
Spies and robbers. Intrigue and deception. The raid on St. Albans had all the elements of a big-budget adventure flick.

A Tall Tale of Chickamauga
by Gordon Berg
Why let a few little facts get in the way of a really good story?

Sweet Subversive Scribes
by Tamela Baker
And you thought those other Dixie chicks weren’t ready to make nice.

Rebelling Against the Rebellion
by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer
Being from Mississippi doesn’t necessarily mean a guy looks good in gray.

Peace in the Valley
by Jonathan A. Noyalas
Sheridan’s troops head to Virginia for a slightly different kind of campaign

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2 Responses

  1. David Graff

    Thanks for your interesting magazine.
    On Ron Soodalter’s “Fury in Vermont”, the St. Alban’s raiders were not “each wearing a Confederate uniform” (Page 26) when they began robbing the three banks. According to local historian Carl E. Johnston (The St. Albans Raid: 19 October 1864), “According to Young’s memoirs, the men were told that they were to wear some part of a Confederate uniform, such as a button, or part of a uniform that would identify them as a southern soldier.”

    On page 30, the author says that the raiders burned a bridge at Shelburne as they fled (Page 30). Actually, the town was Sheldon. They tried to set fire to a hay wagon crossing a covered bridge, again using Greek Fire. However the fire was extinguished by the Reverend Henry Hawley, a methodist minister who lived near the bridge, who put it out with buckets of water.
    Otherwise a good report on this generally ignored incident.
    Regards

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  2. Dan Landry

    As a former resident of St Albans, VT I enjoyed this article. I believe, however, that the raiders were captured near Frelighsburg Quebec rather than Phillipsburg Ontario

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