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"The General" steam engine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, circa 1930-1935

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Alternate title:Now on exhibition at Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn.--27 The "General," used by Andrews' Raiders
Summary:"The General" steam engine, Chattanooga, Tennessee, circa 1930-1935. Caption reads: "The Story of The 'General'. In the National Cemetery are buried James J. Andrews and his companions, who captured an Engine at Big Shanty off the Western & Atlantic Railway in an attempt to burn bridges and cut the Confederate Army from the base of supplies. They were overtaken. Eight were executed as spies, six were paroled and eight escaped form prison. The famous engine 'General' which was captured is kept as a Memorial in the Union Station at Chattanooga. A tablet tells the story on the raid." Postmark date: November 25, 1935; Postcard number: 5823; Message included. Message reads: "11-24-1935 - Sunday Evening. About thirty three years ago you gave me a thrill to be remembered in reading the story of Andrews and the General. Today we saw it, a well-served memento of a sorrowful event. The canon ball or shell you gave me rests on a polished base containing the letter telling of its firing on my office desk. The story has been told to hundreds. The Linns"
Provider:T.H. Payne
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Tennessee
Place of origin – Settlement:Chattanooga
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Tennessee
Geographical subject – Settlement:Chattanooga
Topical subjects:Railroad locomotives
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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