The General

The General (HMW1W)

Location: Kennesaw, GA 30144 Cobb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.41', W 84° 36.854'

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This is the original locomotive made famous by its participation in the Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862.

It was stolen by the Northern raiders who tried unsuccessfully to wreck the Confederate supply line between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., and recovered by the Southern crew after an 86-mile chase that has been the subject of books and motion pictures.

This incident, called the most dramatic episode of the Civil War, led to awards of the first Congressional Medals of Honor to the men who stole the General.

The locomotive, built in 1855 for the Western & Atlantic Railroad, was restored by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in 1961 to make a series of tours under its own power commemorating the Civil War Centennial.
HM NumberHMW1W
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720283 N 3767328
Decimal Degrees34.02350000, -84.61423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.41', W 84° 36.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 24.60" N, 84° 36' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2839 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw GA 30144, US
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