Confederate raiders infiltrating from Canada attack the Vermont town of St. Albans
In mid-afternoon, Lieutenant Bennett Young and twenty Confederates announced themselves in St. Albans, Vermont as intending to burn the town in retaliation for Union actions in the South. Their incendiary devices proved ineffective and the group had to make do with robbing the town's three banks of $200,000. One citizen was killed and the raiders escaped back into Canada where they were later arrested. (By John Osborne)
James O. Hall, David Winfred Gaddy, William A. Tidwell, Come Retribution (Jackson, MS: Mississippi University Press, 1988), 201-202.