033-42, THE ANDREWS RAID
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
N 34° 01.425 W 084° 36.909
16S E 720198 N 3767354
Quick Description: One of five markers in downtown Kennesaw. The site of the start of the "Great Locomotive Chase" is documented.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2006 11:26:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4T
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 41

Long Description:
THE ANDREWS RAID

About 6 A.M., April 12, 1862, a Federal spy & contraband merchant, James J. Andrews, of Ky., together with 18 soldiers & one civilian of Ohio, seized the locomotive "General", & three box cars while the train-crew & passengers were breakfasting at the Lacy Hotel.

Intending to sabotage the State R. R. between Atlanta & Chattanooga, the raiders steamed N. to destroy track & burn bridges.

They were foiled in this attempt by the persistent pursuit of Capt. W. A. Fuller, Conductor of the train: Jeff Cain, Fireman; & Anthony Murphy, of the Atlanta R. R. shops, after a chase of eight-seven miles.

033-42 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954
Type of Marker: Monument

Marker #: 033-42

Date: 01/01/1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission/Department of Natural Resources

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