This is an exciting story about a little known incident in the Civil War that took place in October 1864, when a small band of young Confederate soldiers, led by a gallant young rebel theology student from Kentucky named Bennett Young, crossed the border from Canada and settled in Vermont. There they proceeded to launch a surprise attack on St. Albans, Vermont, robbing and burning the small town in an attempt to strike terror into defenseless civilians throughout the north.
The Confederates were estimated to have stolen some US$200,000 in greenbacks and federal bonds, harangued the officials upon federal atrocities in the south, and compelled their cringing listeners to swear allegiance to the south. The raid also met its goal of sowing widespread panic along the Union’s northern border.
Although the raid ultimately ended up having little impact on the outcome of the war, Daredevils of the Confederate Army has great historical value and will be of interest to everyone who enjoys reading tales of daring and adventure.