Historic Markers Across Georgia



William A. Fuller



Marker ID:  
Location: the corner of Main and Cherokee Streets in Kennesaw, GA.
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 34° 01.416    W 084° 36.914
  34.0236    -84.61523333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7W92
William A. Fuller Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

WILLIAM A. FULLER
1836-1905
Captain Independent State Troops
of Georgia, C. S. A.
As conductor on the state owned
Western & Atlantic R. R. He led
the pursuing party that, after
a 90 mile chase, in which three
locomotives, were used-- recaptured
the locomotive, "General" which
had been seized at Big Shanty
April 12, 1862, by a group of Federal
raiders led by James J. Andrews,
intent upon the destruction of
the railroad bridges between this
point & Chattanooga.

Erected April 12th, 1962 by citizens of
Kennesaw Big Shanty, Georgia.

Inscription by Wilbur G. Kurtz



 
Notes:

For more information on the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew's Raiders

The Great Locomotive Chase

Great Locomotive Chase - Wikipedia

Western and Atlantic Railroad - Wikipedia

James J. Andrews - Wikipedia

William Allen Fuller - Wikipedia

The General (locomotive) - Wikipedia

Andrews Raiders - Ohio's Tribute

The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid


 

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