Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Andrews Raid



Marker ID: GHM 033-42
Location: Ga 293 in Kennesaw
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.425    W 084° 36.910
  34.02375    -84.61516
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMN4T
The Andrews Raid  Marker  



Text:

About 6 A.M., April 12, 1862, a Federal spy & contraband merchant, James J. Andrews, of Ky., together with 18 soldiers & one civilian of Ohio, seized the locomotive "General", & three box cars while the train-crew & passengers were breakfasting at the Lacy Hotel.

Intending to sabotage the State R. R. between Atlanta & Chattanooga, the raiders steamed N. to destroy track & burn bridges.

They were foiled in this attempt by the persistent pursuit of Capt. W. A. Fuller, Conductor of the train: Jeff Cain, Fireman; & Anthony Murphy, of the Atlanta R. R. shops, after a chase of eight-seven miles.

033-42 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

 

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