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The Hanging of Andrews Raiders

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
1. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker
Inscription. 280 feet south of this location on June 18, 1862, seven of the Union Army's brave Andrews Raiders were hanged and buried. On April 12, 1862, 22 Andrews Raiders seized the General, a tender and three boxcars at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) and raced toward Chattanooga on the Western & Atlantic Railroad in an effort to burn bridges and otherwise dismember a supply artery vital to the Confederacy. They had covered 87 miles when the General was overtaken by valiant pursuers led by conductor Fuller. Of the raiders, only these seven plus James J. Andrews, their leader, were executed by Confederate Army. In 1866, remains of the seven were exhumed from this location and reinterred at the National Cemetery at Chattanooga. Andrews' remains were reinterred at the National Cemetery in 1887. The first awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made to members of the Andrews Raiders.



Executed June 18, 1862, At Atlanta City (now Oakland) Cemetery

John M. Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . Marion A. Ross
21st Ohio Vol. Inf. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.

Samuel Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles P. Shadrack
33rd Ohio Vol. Inf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Ohio Vol, Inf.

Samuel Slavens
33rd Ohio Vol. Inf.

George
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By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
2. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker
View of the historical marker and just beyond it to the right, going across the street about 280 feet, is the location where the execution actually took place.
D. Wilson

2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.

William H. Campbell, civilian
Salineville, O.

Executed June 7, 1862, Downtown Atlanta

James J. Andrews, civilian
Flemingsburg, Ky.

 
Location. 33° 44.81′ N, 84° 22.174′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive S.E. and Park Avenue S.E. on Memorial Drive S.E.. Click for map. Although this historical marker is located in the Oakland Cemetery, it is located right on the southern edge of the cemetery grounds and it can be both seen and accessed from the nearby roadway. It is located right where Park Avenue has a "T" intersection with Memorial Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta GA 30312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clement Anselm Evans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred Iverson, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Brown Gordon
The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
3. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker
View of the historical marker looking west along the roadway, Memorial Drive S.E.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Plot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Noel d'Alvigny (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrews' Raiders and The Great Locomotive Chase. This is a link to information provided by a website entitled "About North Georgia." (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker. This is a link to information regarding "Historic Markers Across Georgia." (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Great Locomotive Chase. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
4. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker
View of the historical marker looking east along the roadway, Memorial Drive S.E.
The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2013
5. The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker
Distant view of the historical marker situated along the southern boundary of the Oakland cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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