Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andrews Raiders at Kingston
Pursuing from Big Shanty, Capt. W. A. Fuller (Conductor), Jeff Cain (Engineer), & Anthony Murphy [CS], -- using a push-car -- reached the Etowah, where the engine "YONAH" brought them to Kingston; pursuit was resumed on the Rome R.R. locomotive " Wm. R. SMITH.”
Erected 1953. (Marker Number 008-34.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 14.155′ N, 84° 56.793′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Johnson Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rome Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Day (about 400 feet away); Sherman’s March to the Sea (about 400 feet away); Kingston Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
Regarding The Andrews Raiders at Kingston. Military members of the Andrews Raiders were awarded the first Medals of Honor (now the Congressional Medal of Honor) ever awarded. As a civilian, Andrews was not eligible for the Medal of Honor.
Also see . . . Andrews Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on November 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
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