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Flemingsburg in Fleming County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

James J. Andrews

 
 
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 20, 2010
1. James J. Andrews Marker
On the courthouse square
Inscription.  Andrews lived here 1859 - 62. In 1862 he led 22 Union soldiers into Georgia to cut the railway between Marietta & Chattanooga. Their capture of the locomotive "The General" and their pursuit by Confederates was a dramatic incident of the Civil War.
 
Erected 1962 by The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 173.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 38° 25.368′ N, 83° 43.989′ W. Marker is in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, in Fleming County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Cross Street (State Highway 57) and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Cross Street. Located on the opposite side of the street from the county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flemingsburg KY 41041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fleming Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Fleming County (a few steps from this marker); John F. Day (1913-1982)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gorman Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Tobacco Plug Factory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Herman Chittison / Accomplished Jazz Pianist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockton's Station (approx. half a mile away); Michael Cassidy (1755-1829) (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flemingsburg.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Andrews Raid
The Andrews Raid in 1862 became the subject of the 1950s Disney film, "The Great Locomotive Chase," starring Fess Parker as James J. Andrews.

Andrews was hanged not long after he was captured, and is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, next to an ornate monument of the locomotive "The General."
    — Submitted April 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
 
James J. Andrews Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 20, 2010
2. James J. Andrews Marker
Marker can be seen on the sidewalk in front of the two-story red brick building on the courthouse square.
"The General", the locomotive stolen by the Andrews Raiders image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
3. "The General", the locomotive stolen by the Andrews Raiders
"The General" is now on display at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia.
"The General", Detail of the Number 3 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 16, 2010
4. "The General", Detail of the Number 3
No. 3 on the front end of the boiler of "The General"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,762 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 25, 2023