Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Andrews Raiders at Kingston



Marker ID: GHM 008-34
Location: Johnson Street in Kingston, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 14.155    W 84° 56.793
  34.235916    -84.946550
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2D7C
The Andrews Raiders at Kingston  Marker  



Text:

Apr. 12, 1862. James J. Andrews with 18 Ohio soldiers (Federal)in disguise, and 1 civilian, having seized the locomotive "GENERAL" at Big Shanty (KENNESAW) intending to wreck the State R.R., were forced to side track and wait for the S. bound freights After a long delay the "GENERAL" continued N.

Pursuing from Big Shanty, Capt. W. A. Fuller (conductor), Jeff Cain (Engineer), & Anthony Murphy ( Confederate)-- using a push-car-- reached the Etowah, where the engine "YONAH" brought them to Kingston; pursuit was resumed on the Rome R.R. locomotive " Wm. R. Smith".

GHM 008-34 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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