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The Great Locomotive Chase

May 19th, 2008 · No Comments


The General – The Southern Museum – Kennesaw, GA.

I recently visited The Southern Museum at Kennesaw, GA where the steam engine from The Great Locomotive Chase is on display. Click on the above image to see Panoramic Photos of the exhibit.

From Wikipedia – “The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews’ Raid was a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862, in northern Georgia during the American Civil War. Volunteers from the Union Army stole a train in an effort to disrupt the vital Western & Atlantic Railroad (W&A), which ran from Atlanta, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. They were pursued by other locomotives, and the raiders were eventually captured, with some being executed as spies. Some of Andrews’ Raiders became the very first recipients of the Medal of Honor.”

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