"Calais, Me, July 18th- At mid-day to-day there was an attempt to rob the Calais Bank by a small party of rebel raiders who came from St. Johns, N.B. Three men were arrested. The leader of the band is Collins, a captain of Company C., 15th Mississippi Infantry. They say that thirty associates promised to meet them here but failed. The vigilance of the State Guards prevented the consummation of this bold scheme of pillage. The three men have been arrested. The citizens are arming in expectation of an attack tonight."
If this story is true, then the Northern most engagement of the War, ie St. Albans, VT by Bennett H. Young in Oct. of 64, might be very close indeed.
It would further appear that Captain William Collins might have also escaped from Camp Douglas, IL along with Young?