Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andrews Raid
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. Marker is in this post office area: Kennesaw GA 30152, United States of America.
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 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 . . .
1. 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.)
2. The Great Locomotive Chase Links. A collection of links regarding the chase. (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Heroes • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,221 times since then and 25 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.