The Andrews Raiders at Kingston

The Andrews Raiders at Kingston

The Andrews Raiders at Kingston

Year Erected: 1953

Marker Text: Apr. 12, 1862. James J. Andrews with 18 Ohio soldiers [USA] in disguise, and 1 civilian, having seized the locomotive “GENERAL” at Big Shanty (KENNESAW) intending to wreck the State R.R., were forced to side-track & wait for the S. bound freights. After a long delay, the “GENERAL” continued N.

Pursuing from Big Shanty, Capt. W. A. Fuller (Conductor), Jeff Cain (Engineer), & Anthony Murphy [CSA]–using a push-car–reached the Etowah, where the engine “YONAH” brought them to Kingston; pursuit was resumed on the Rome R.R. locomotive “Wm. R. SMITH”.

Tips for Finding This Marker: On Johnson Street in Kingston.