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James J. Andrews - GHM 060-197 – Fulton Co., Atlanta, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 46.416 W 084° 22.993
16S E 742325 N 3740131
Quick Description: James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 11:27:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM28AA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 26

Long Description:

JAMES J. ANDREWS

James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia, sole the locomotive "General," April 12, 18652, and began the Great Locomotive Chase on the Western and Atlantic RR leading to Chattanooga. The Chase ended north of Ringgold with little damage to the railroad. Andrews and seven others were executed. Fist awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made to the survivors.

GHM 060-197 - GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

Located on the corner of Juniper and Third Streets, Atlanta
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 060-197

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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