The Andrews Raid

The Andrews Raid

The Andrews Raid

Year Erected: 1954

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 eighty-seven miles.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On GA 293 in downtown Kennesaw.

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The Andrews Raid
Research paper by Jeff Kurtz, Dr. Jennifer Dickey’s Introduction to Public History course, Kennesaw State University