The General Used By Andrew's Raiders

The General Used By Andrew's Raiders Chattanooga Tennessee


Stock #: 161821
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Chattanooga
State: Tennessee (TN)
County: Hamilton,Marion
Publisher: Chattanooga Magazine Co.
Postmark: 1943 Aug-06
PM State: R. P. O
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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In the National Cemetery are buried James J. Andres and his companions, who captured an engine at Big Shanty on the Western & Atlantic Railway in an attempt to burn bridges and cut the confederate Army form its base of supplies. They Were overtaken; eight were executed as spies, six were paroled and eight escaped from prison. the famous engine "General" which was captured, is kept as a Memorial in the Union Station at Chattanooga. A tablet tells the story of the raid.
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