An Illustrated Timeline

Shortly after the St. Albans Raid Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, published in New York City, dispatched an artist (most likely by train) to St. Albans to create what would be woodcuts for its Nov. 12, 1864 edition.

Frank Leslie’s Raid drawings illustrated the events time line of the Raid, shown here:


Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, in a separate item about the Raid, said sketches of “the principal street of St. Albans” were based on a photograph by T.G. Richardson. Richardson, an early professional photographer in St. Albans, who was among the local citizens rounded up and held on the town green during the bank robberies.