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By Tom Gillard, December 11, 2009
Andrew's Raiders overview
Tennessee (Bedford County), Shelbyville — 3G 16 — Andrews' Raiders
On this knoll, members of the Federal party which attempted to destroy the Western & Atlantic R.R. in 1862, assembled before starting their foray. It started with seizure of the engine "General" and ended with recapture of the engine at the Georgia . . . — Map (db m80317) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Marietta — 033-109 — Kennesaw House
In ante-bellum days, this hotel was a summer resort for planters attracted by the gay social activities of the town. In 1862, J. J. Andrews and his Federal raiders met here to begin the daring Locomotive Chase. Confederate wounded were fed and . . . — Map (db m11469) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw (Big Shanty) — 033-41 — Site - Lacy Hotel
Eastward across R. R. stood the 2-story frame hotel, leased by George M. Lacy in 1859 -- an eating house for passengers on the State-owned railway until June 9, 1864, at which time the Federal forces occupied Big Shanty. April 12, 1862, the Andrews . . . — Map (db m5215) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-42 — 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 . . . — Map (db m5172) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — William A. Fuller
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 . . . — Map (db m5175) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw (Big Shanty ) — Locomotive "General"
This Tablet marks the spot at which the LOCOMOTIVE "GENERAL" was captured by Andrews Raiders morning of April 12th, 1862 Capt. Jas.J. Andrews , with twenty volunteers from Sill's Brigade, Mitchell's Corps,U.S.A. and a citizen of Kentucky. . . . — Map (db m5179) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-45 — Site - Moon's Station
A wood-shed, water-tank, siding & log house. Here, April 12, 1862, the pursuers of the Andrews Raiders [US] - Fuller, Cain & Murphy [CS], acquired a push-car from section foreman Jackson Bond, which carried them 14 mi. down grade to the Etowah . . . — Map (db m14333) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Kingston — 008-34 — The Andrews Raiders at Kingston
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 & . . . — Map (db m13963) HM
Georgia (Bartow County), Adairsville — Adairsville, Georgia
Adairsville had its beginning in Oothcaloga Valley, two miles north of the present site. It was named for Cherokee Indian Chief John Adair, the son of a Scottish trader and a Cherokee Princess. Adairsville moved in 1848 to Adair Station . . . — Map (db m20005) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tilton — 155-5 — R.R. Wood Station½ mi. →
Approx. site of John H. Green’s wood station during the 1860’s – which was a fuel supply depot of the State R.R. April 12, 1862: Andrews’ Raiders (US), with the locomotive GENERAL, paused to wood up while closely pursued by the locomotive . . . — Map (db m10932) HM
Georgia (Whitfield County), Tunnel Hill — 155-36 — Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel
The 1447 foot long Chetoogeta Mountain railroad tunnel is one-half mile east of this marker. The tunnel was completed in 1850 and this opened the W&A RR from Atlanta to Chattanooga. This was the first railroad tunnel completed south of the . . . — Map (db m30587) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — 023-8 — Western & Atlantic Depot
This is the only depot between Atlanta and Chattanooga that has been in continuous use since May 9, 1850, when the first train ran over this end of the line. Previous to the coming of the W & A to 'Cherokee Georgia,' the nearest market was Augusta, . . . — Map (db m9207) HM
Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — "General"
This Tablet marks the spot at which the LOCOMOTIVE "GENERAL" Was Abandoned by Andrews Raiders Afternoon of April 12th, 1862 Capt. Jas.J. Andrews , with twenty volunteers from Sill's Brigade, Mitchell's Corps, U.S.A. and a citizen of . . . — Map (db m20008) HM
Tennessee (Hamilton County), Chattanooga — Andrews RaidersOhio's Tribute
Front of the Monument Ohio's Tribute To The Andrews Raiders 1862 Erected 1890. Right side of the Monument Escaped 21st Ohio Vol. Inf. J. Alfred Wilson, Co. C Mark Wood, " " Wm. J. Knight, " E Wilson W. . . . — Map (db m56807) HM
Tennessee (Hamilton County), Chattanooga — 2A 84 — William "Uncle Bill" Lewis
Born a slave in Winchester, Tennessee, William Lewis came to Chattanooga in 1837, when it was Ross' Landing. After building a thriving blacksmith business, Lewis purchased his and his wife's freedom. In 1851, he purchased the freedom of his mother, . . . — Map (db m15623) HM
Tennessee (Hamilton County), Chattanooga — 2A 65 — Williams' Island
Named for a pioneer occupant, this island was the site of an Indian village and probably of an 18th Century French trading post. Here, on May 31, 1862, James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raid, was captured following his escape from jail in . . . — Map (db m81677) HM
Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — 060-197 — James J. Andrews
James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big . . . — Map (db m30504) HM
Kentucky (Fleming County), Flemingsburg — 173 — James J. Andrews
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. — Map (db m30016) HM
Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-42 — 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 . . . — Map (db m5172) HM
Ohio (Hardin County), Kenton — 2-33 — Jacob Parrott
In Memory of Jacob Parrott buried here. Born July 17, 1843 in Fairfield County, Ohio. Died December 22, 1908. At 18 he enlisted in Company K, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was the youngest member of the famous Andrews Raid. The . . . — Map (db m2022) HM
Ohio (Hancock County), McComb — 1-32 — William Bensinger and John R. PorterIn Memory of — Ohio Historical Marker —
[Marker Front]: In Memory of William Bensinger and John R. Porter ...who are buried here. They joined the famous Andrews Raid to wreck Confederate supply lines. The raiders captured a locomotive, "The General," at Big Shanty, . . . — Map (db m20081) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Pemberville — In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason
In Memory of Captain Elihu H. Mason (1831-1896), second Medal of Honor winner, who is buried in this cemetery. In the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War, Mr. Mason was on the celebrated Andrews Raid, April 12, 1862, when 18 union . . . — Map (db m19086) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Dowling — 1-87 — Lieut. Wilson W. BrownIn Memory of — Ohio Historical Marker —
[Marker Front]: In memory of Lieut. Wilson W. Brown, Medal of Honor winner, who is buried here. He joined the famous Andrews Raid to wreck Confederate supply lines. The raiders captured a locomotive, "The General," at Big Shanty, . . . — Map (db m19083) HM
Ohio (Wood County), Haskins — 16-87 — John A. Wilson
Born July 25, 1832, near Worthington, Ohio, John Alf Wilson lived at this site. At the age of 29, he enlisted in C. Company, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry under General O.M. Mitchell. General Mitchell consented to a dangerous mission led by John . . . — Map (db m20412) HM
Ohio (Lucas County), Toledo — Private Mark WoodCompany C., 21st. Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Private Mark Wood, Company C, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Died July 11, 1866 Congressional Medal of Honor winner Pvt. Wood, a union soldier during the Civil War, was a member of the famed Andrews Raiders, who took possession of the Confederate . . . — Map (db m19087) HM

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