The Andrews Raid

The Andrews Raid (HM2WE)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30144 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 1.419', W 84° 36.909'

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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.
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HM NumberHM2WE
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number033-42
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720198 N 3767343
Decimal Degrees34.02365000, -84.61515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.419', W 84° 36.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 25.14" N, 84° 36' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2874 N Main St, Kennesaw GA 30144, US
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