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The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid

Beginning on 1862/04/12 and ending 1862/04/12


Captain James J. Andrews, with twenty volunteers from Sill´s Brigade, Mitchell´s Corps, U.S.A. and a citizen of Kentucky, all dressed as civilians, captured the "General" at Big Shanty, April 12,1862, while the train crew and passengers were taking breakfast. The purpose of the capture was to destroy the bridges on the Western&Atlantic R.R. , and thereby cut off the Confederate Army from its base supplies. Conductor William A. Fuller accompanied by Engineer Jeff Cain and Anthony Murphy, Foreman of the W.& A. Shops, commenced pursuit on foot. They soon secured a hand car and in spite of obstructions placed on the track by Andrews Raiders, made rapid progress. They found the engine "Yonah" at Etowah, and the pursuit then was at such a rapid pace, that serious damage to the railroad by the Raiders was impossible. The "General" was abandoned by the Raiders on account of lack of fuel and the close pursuit of Conductor Fuller and his party.



 

 

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Historic Markers Across Georgia – Civil War in GA

The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid


Map of the Anderson Raid
Georgia RR in 1864
Synopsis
Date April 12, 1864
Location North Georgia
Result Limited damages is done and
  The "General" is abandoned by the Raiders due to the of lack of fuel and the close pursuit of Conductor Fuller and his party.

 

The General
The General
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The General is a type 4-4-0 steam locomotive. It was built in December, 1855 by Rogers, Ketchum & Grosvenor in Paterson, New Jersey. The General provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before the Civil War on the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

The General is preserved at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Texas
Photo by: ChapterhouseInc
The Texas is a type 4-4-0 steam locomotive. It was built at a cost of $9,050 in 1856 by Danforth, Cooke and Company in Paterson, New Jersey. Tthe Texas provided freight and passenger service between Atlanta, and Dalton, Georgia, before the Civil War on the Western and Atlantic Railroad. The Texas remained in service until 1903.

The Texas is preserved at the Atlanta Cyclorama building within Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 



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Links to Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia.

 

Big Shanty Spring
General
James J. Andrews
Kennesaw House
Locomotive "General"
Mark Anthony Cooper's Iron Works
Morrow, Georgia
R.R. Wood Station
Rome Railroad
Site-Lacy Hotel
Site-Moon's Station
The Andrews Raid
The Andrews Raiders at Kingston
The Chase and a Battle
The Deep Cut
The General
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Railroad
Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
William A. Fuller