Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James J. Andrews

 
 
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 8, 2010
1. James J. Andrews Marker
Inscription. James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia, stole the locomotive "General," April 12, 1862, and began the Great Locomotive Chase on the Western and Atlantic RR leading to Chattanooga. The Chase ended north of Ringgold with little damage to the railroad. Andrews and seven others were executed. First awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made to the survivors.
 
Erected by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 060-197.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.416′ N, 84° 22.993′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Juniper Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Juniper Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 691 Juniper Street, Atlanta GA 30308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (about
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 8, 2010
2. James J. Andrews Marker
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Georgian Terrace Hotel (about 600 feet away); Academy of Medicine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baltimore Block (approx. half a mile away); Sector of Siege Line (approx. half a mile away); Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away); Georgia Institute of Technology (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 8, 2010
3. James J. Andrews Marker
Looking south on Juniper Avenue past the marker at the apartment building at 3rd Street
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 8, 2010
4. James J. Andrews Marker
Looking east across Juniper Street to 3rd Street and the marker, almost hidden in the bushes
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 8, 2010
5. James J. Andrews Marker
Looking across Juniper Street at the corner of the apartment building where the marker is located
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement