Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Hanging of Andrews Raiders



Marker ID:  
Location: In Oakland Cemetery near the south wall along Memorial Dr
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.810    W 084° 22.174
  33.74683333    -84.36956666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM8HTE
The Hanging of Andrews Raiders Marker  



Text:

280 feet south of this location on June 18, 1862, seven of the Union Army´s brave Andrews Raiders were hanged and buried. On April 12, 1862, 22 Andrews Raiders seized the General, a tender and three boxcars at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) and raced towards Chattanooga on the Western & Atlantic Railroad in an effort to burn bridges and otherwise dismember a supply artery vital to the Confederacy. They had covered 87 miles when the General was overtaken by valiant pursuit led by conductor Fuller. Of the Raiders, only these seven plus James J. Andrews, their leader, were executed by the Confederate Army. In 1866, remains of the seven were exhumed from this location and reinterred at the National Cemetery at Chattanooga. Andrew´s remains were reinterred at the national Cemetery in 1887. The first awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made members of the Andrews Raiders.

Executed June 18, 1862, Atlanta city (now Oakland) Cemetery

John M. Scott             Marion A. Ross
21st Ohio vol. inf.       2nd Ohio vol. inf.

Samuel Robertson        Charles P. Shadrach
33rd Ohio vol. inf.        2nd Ohio vol. inf.

Samuel Slavens            George D. Wilson
33rd Ohio vol. inf       2nd Ohio vol. inf.

William H. Campbell, civilian
Salineville, O

Executed June 7, 1862, downtown Atlanta

James J. Andrews, civilian
Flemingsburg, KY



 
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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