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Kingston in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Andrews Raiders at Kingston

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
1. The Andrews Raiders at Kingston Marker
Inscription. Apr. 12, 1862. James J. Andrews with 18 Ohio soldiers [US] in disguise, & 1 civilian, having seized the locomotive "GENERAL" at Big Shanty (KENNESAW) intending to wreck the State R.R., were forced to side track here & wait for the S. bound freights. After a long delay the "GENERAL" continued N..

Pursuing from Big Shanty, Capt. W. A. Fuller (Conductor), Jeff Cain (Engineer), & Anthony Murphy [CS], -- using a push-car -- reached the Etowah, where the engine "YONAH" brought them to Kingston; pursuit was resumed on the Rome R.R. locomotive " Wm. R. SMITH.”
 
Erected 1953. (Marker Number 008-34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 14.155′ N, 84° 56.793′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston GA 30145, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rome Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); House - Site Thomas V. B. Hargis
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By David Seibert, November 9, 2008
2. The Andrews Raiders at Kingston Marker
The railroad tracks and Kingston's major street can be seen in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Original Hospital Site of Wayside Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Day (about 400 feet away); Sherman’s March to the Sea (about 400 feet away); Kingston Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Surrender of Confederate Troops (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Regarding The Andrews Raiders at Kingston. Military members of the Andrews Raiders were awarded the first Medals of Honor (now the Congressional Medal of Honor) ever awarded. As a civilian, Andrews was not eligible for the Medal of Honor.
 
Also see . . .  Andrews Raiders and the Great Locomotive Chase. (Submitted on November 30, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,610 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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