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Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Andrews Raid

 
 
The Andrews Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
1. The Andrews Raid Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 033-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.419′ N, 84° 36.909′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Big Shanty Road and North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Big Shanty Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site - Lacy Hotel (here, next to this marker); Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty
The General image. Click for full size.
By Big Shanty Museum
2. The General
(a few steps from this marker); Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive "General" (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Fuller (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The General (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Kennesaw.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Locomotive Chase. This Wikipedia article lists members of the raid, indicating those who received the Medal of Honor for the actions. They were the first men so honored, as the medal had just been created at the time of the raid. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Great Locomotive Chase Links. A collection of links regarding the chase. (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. HeroesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Ohio Tribute to Andrews Raiders at Chattanooga National Cemetery 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1984
3. Ohio Tribute to Andrews Raiders at Chattanooga National Cemetery 1862
The Andrews Raid Grave site, Chattanooga National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1984
4. The Andrews Raid Grave site, Chattanooga National Cemetery
Some of Andrews' Raiders became the very first recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Civilian James Andrews.....Hung as a spy image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 1984
5. Civilian James Andrews.....Hung as a spy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,140 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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