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Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William A. Fuller

 
 
William A. Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2007
1. William A. Fuller Marker
Inscription.
To The Memory of
William A. Fuller
1836-1905

Captain Independent State Troops
of Georgia, C.S.A.


As conductor on the state - owned Western & Atlantic R.R. he led the pursuing party that, after a 90-mile chase -- in which three locomotives were used -- recaptured the locomotive General which had been seized at Big Shanty, April 12, 1862, by a group of Federal Raiders led by James J. Andrews, intent upon the destruction of the railroad bridges between this point & Chattanooga.

Erected April 12, 1961 by Citizens of
Kennesaw (Big Shanty), Georgia
Inscription by Wilbur C. Kurtz
 
Erected 1961 by Citizens of Kennesaw (Big Shanty), Georgia.
 
Location. 34° 1.437′ N, 84° 36.901′ W. Marker is in Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Cherokee Street (Big Shanty Road ), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. West side of RR tracks, track side. 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. Locomotive "General" (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Federal Occupation of Big Shanty
William A. Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
2. William A. Fuller Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Stewart's Corps at Big Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Site - Lacy Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Andrews Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Shanty (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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Direct relationship, study marker "Andrews Raid"
 
Also see . . .
1. The Great Locomotive Chase. William Allen Fuller (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. William Allen Fuller. Wikipedia article. In 1950, the state of Georgia commissioned a special gold medal in honor of Fuller's work during the Great Locomotive Chase. It was presented to his son, William Alford Fuller, on May 15. (Submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
William A. Fuller Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 27, 2010
3. William A. Fuller Marker
The museum buildings housing the Locomotive "General" are visible in the background,
The General as seen in Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1996
4. The General as seen in Museum
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History 2829 Cherokee Street Kennesaw, GA 30144 ( 34.023987, -84.615023 ) on East side of RR Tracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on February 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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