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The General Locomotive

The General Locomotive Chattanooga Tennessee Locomotives
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Stock #: 23588
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Chattanooga
State: Tennessee (TN)
County: Hamilton,Marion
Publisher: W. M. Cline Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The "General" made famous by Andrews raiders. The story of the "General" in the National Cemetery are buried James J. Andrews and his companions, who captured an Engine at Big Shanty to the Western & Atlantic Railway in an attempt to burn Bridges and cut the Confederate Army from its base of supplies. They were overtaken eight were executed as spies, six were paroled and eight escaped form prison. The famous engine "General" which was captured is kept as a Memorial in the Union Station at Chattanooga. A tabket tells the story of th raid.
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