On June 16, 1864, CSA Secretary of the War, James Seddon, sent a communication to Lt. Bennet Young, CSA, authorizing him to organize a company for special service. On October 19, 1864, Lt. Young, along with several other Confederates, entered three different banks, robbed them, and then fled to Canada where one of the largest political battles of the Civil War began.
This picture shows the Raiders in the Montreal Jail while their captors debated wheather their actions were an act of war or common bank robbers. Lt Young is on the right. They were eventually released and some of the money returned.
During the raid, the St. Albans Bank lost $70,000 to $80,000, the Franklin County Bank lost $76,000, and the
1st National Bank of St. Albans was relieved of $52,000.
Historial marker currently on main street.
The current "Franklin County Bank"
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