In raid remembrance

Joel Lehman

By Joel Lehman

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U.S.  Navy veteran John Cogan, right, on Saturday sounds the Civil War bugle call “Taps” on Saturday near Moonshadows Gifts on North Main Street to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the St. Albans Raid. Holding the U.S. flag is Franklin County State’s Attorney Jim Hughes. This was the fourth consecutive year Cogan, of Newport, traveled to the city to commemorate the 1864 raid. He again sounded the Civil War bugle call “Assembly” at 3 p.m. in front of Main Street’s TD Bank, formerly the original Franklin County Bank that was robbed at gunpoint by the Confederate raiders on Oct. 19, 1864. Cogan and Hughes are seen near the site of the raid’s single casualty, Elinus J. Morrison. See plans for the huge 150th commemoration online (www.stalbansraid.com).