January 19, 2021

“Burn the Town and Sack the Banks: The Confederate Raid on St. Albans, Vermont”

– Darryl Sannes

January 19, 2021

 

Late in 1864 the Confederate States of America devised a plan to bring “Total War” to the North and obtain some revenge for what was happening in the South.  This almost stranger-than-fiction story accounts for the planning and people involved in all of the aspects of this episode of the American Civil War.
 
Darryl Sannes has been studying the American Civil War most of his adult life, including eleven trips to Gettysburg.  He co-authored the three-book set, Patriots of Brooklyn: The stories of the men from Brooklyn Township, who served in the Civil War.  During the Sesquicentennial,  2011 through 2015, Sannes  served on the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force.  Darryl is a long-time member of the Twin Cities Civil War Round Table, is a past-President and currently serves on the Board.