The "General" Used by Andrews Raiders

The General Used by Andrews Raiders Chattanooga Tennessee


Stock #: 474118
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Chattanooga
State: Tennessee (TN)
County: Hamilton,Marion
Publisher: Read House Cigar Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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In the National Cemetery are buried James J. Andrews 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 from 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 kepat as a Memorial in the Union Station at Chattanooga. A tablet tells the story of the raid.
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