Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andrews Raid
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 eighty-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. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennesaw.
Also see . . . 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,337 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.