Historic Markers Across Georgia

James J. Andrews

Marker ID: GHM 060-197
Location: Juniper and Third Streets, Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.416    W 084° 22.993
  33.7736    -84.38321
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM28AA
James J. Andrews  Marker  


James J. Andrews, leader of the Andrews Raiders, was executed a few feet southeast on June 7, 1862. Andrews a native of Hancock County, now West Virginia, was a civilian spy for the Union Army who led 20 Union soldiers and another civilian to Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia, sole the locomotive "General," April 12, 18652, and began the Great Locomotive Chase on the Western and Atlantic RR leading to Chattanooga. The Chase ended north of Ringgold with little damage to the railroad. Andrews and seven others were executed. Fist awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made to the survivors.



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