Confining Andrew's RaidersSwaim's Jail, a small two-story brick building set into the side of the slope and surrounded by a high board fence, stood across the street. Confederate authorities held Andrew's Raiders there after their capture in April 1862. James J. Andrews, 22 soldiers from three Ohio infantry regiments, and a civilian names William Gunter Campbell stole a locomotive called The General of Big Shanty (present day Kennesaw), Georgia and traveled toward Chattanooga. They planned to disrupt Confederate communications by destroying Western and Atlantic Railroad bridges and cutting telegraph wires. Conductor William Allen Fuller led a close pursuit, and the raiders could not carry out their plan. They ran out of fuel north of Ringgold, Georgia, abandoned the engine, fled into the countryside around Chattanooga, and were soon captured.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 654458 N 3880082|
|Decimal Degrees||35.05165000, -85.30635000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 3.099', W 85° 18.381'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 3' 5.94" N, 85° 18' 22.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400-498 Lookout St, Chattanooga TN 37403, US|
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