The Great Locomotive Chase
April 12, 1862

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3. William Cook, GA
4. Mike Stroud, SC
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7. Tim Barclay, GA
 

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Adairsville Station
Allatoona Wartime View
Allatoona Pass
Andrews Raiders Hanging Site
Andrews Raiders Graves
Andrews Raiders: Chatt. Natl. Cem.
Andrews Raiders in Tennessee
Big Shanty   2
Calhoun
Cass Station
Catoosa Station
Chattanooga's National Cemetery
Cobb County Marker
Dalton Depot
Deep Cut
Etowah River Railroad Bridge
"General"   2
"General" Abandoned   2
"General" Captured

James J. Andrews
James Andrews Grave
Kennesaw   2
Kennesaw House
Kennesaw House Engraving
Kingston
Lacy Hotel Site
Marietta, GA
Moon's Station
Oostanaula River Railroad Bridge
Resaca Confederate Cemetery
Ringgold Depot
Rome Railroad
Shelbyville, TN
Sherman Neckties
"Texas"   2   3   4
Tilton
Tunnel Hill Stone Depot
Tunnel Hill Tunnels
Unknown Hero Grave

Wartime Sketch (Big Shanty Station)
Markers:    
Allatoona Pass
Andrews Raid
Andrews Raiders (TN)
Andrews Raiders Hanging
Andrews Raiders (Ohio's Tribute)
Andrews Raiders at Kingston
Big Shanty
Cobb County, GA
Deep Cut
"General" Abandoned
"General" Captured
Kennesaw House   3
Ringgold Western & Atlantic Depot
Rome Railroad
Texas
Tunnel Hill
Unknown Hero
Western & Atlantic R/R Tunnel
     

(August 31, 2008) Enlarge Tennessee historical marker on US-64 in Shelbyville
 
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On this knoll, members of the Federal party which attempted to destroy the Western & Atlantic R.R. in 1862 assembled before starting their foray. It started with seizure of the engine "General" and ended with recapture of the engine at the Georgia state line the same day. Several of the party were subsequently hanged
 
Paul Stanfield

(August 31, 2008) Enlarge View from the marker
 
Paul Stanfield

            

(May 2013) Enlarge The events of April 12, 1862, began peacefully enough when the General began its usual run from Atlanta, bound for Chattanooga, pulling a mixed passenger/freight train at 4 a.m. ( 1 ) At the stop in Marietta the train was boarded by twenty men in small groups. Most of them had been staying in a brick hotel beside the tracks now known as the Kennesaw House
 
Engraving (Kennesaw House, Marietta)
 
James Neel

(November 2010) Enlarge Kennesaw House, Veterans Day 2010

Cobb County marker in Marietta town square
 
Paul Stanfield

     

(November 2010) Enlarge Marker at the Kennesaw House
 
Paul Stanfield

 

(November 2010) Enlarge Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trails marker dedicated November 1, 2010
 
Paul Stanfield

     

(May 2013) Enlarge Their leader, western Virginia Unionist, smuggler, and spy, James J. Andrews, had been waiting for this opportunity to steal a train to use in an attempt to sabotage the Western & Atlantic Railroad, supply route for Confederate forces in and around Chattanooga. He had recruited some 23 volunteers, mostly from Ohio regiments, who had some knowledge of railroading to carry out the venture. He also had the blessing of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell and Brig. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell from whose command the volunteers had come
 
James Neel

 

(May 2013) Enlarge At the breakfast stop at a hotel at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), passengers and crew alike dismounted; only the 20 raiders held back. While everyone else was breakfasting, they stealthily uncoupled the passenger cars, boarded the 3 remaining boxcars, and started off. Today trackside monuments commemorate the event and Capt. William Fuller, the conductor who along with Anthony Murphy and engineer Jeff Cain, began the long pursuit from here. After a long life of service and commemorative events well into the Twentieth Century the venerable General now rests in a new and specially-built Civil War Railroading Museum only yards from where her greatest adventure began
 

Lacy Hotel Site Marker 
 
James Neel

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