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Confederate Raid in Vermont Considered the Northernmost Battle of Civil War

By Pat Bradley


St. Albans, VT – While many people think northern New England was isolated from the Civil War battlefront, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn that the northernmost battle of the Civil War occurred about 15 miles from the Canadian border in Vermont. The St. Albans Raid was led by a Confederate soldier who had escaped his capture by Union forces by entering Canada. On today's Roundtable, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at that event, and another Civil War battle that deeply affected Vermonters - both occurring on the same day but at far different locations.