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Great Locomotive Chase Participants
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Known as "Andrews'" Raiders

  1. James J. Andrews, Kentucky, Leader of the Expedition. Hung
  2. William. Knight, Co. E, 21st Ohio Volunteers. Escaped
  3. Wilson H. Brown, Co. F, 21st Ohio. Escaped
  4. Mark Wood, Co. C, 21st Ohio. Escaped
  5. Alfred Wilson, Co. C, 21st Ohio. Escaped
  6. John R. Porter, Co. G, 21st Ohio. Escaped
  7. Robert Buffum, Co. H, 21st Ohio. Exchanged
  8. William Bensinger, Co. G, 21st Ohio. Exchanged
  9. John Scott, Co. F, 21st Ohio. Hung
  10. Sargent E. A. Mason Co. K, 21st Ohio. Exchanged
  11. Daniel A. Dorsey, Co. H, 33d Ohio. Escaped
  12. Martin J. Hawkins, Co. A, 33d Ohio. Escaped
  13. John Whollan (Wollam), Co. C, 33d Ohio. Escaped
  14. Jacob Parrot, Co. K, 33d Ohio. Corporal Exchanged
  15. William Reddick, Co. B, 33d Ohio. Exchanged
  16. Samuel Roberson Co. G, 33d Ohio. Hung
  17. Samuel Slavens, Co. D, 33d Ohio. Hung
  18. Corporal William Pittinger, Co. G, 2d Ohio. Exchanged
  19. George D. Wilson, Co. B, 2d Ohio. Hung
  20. Marion Ross, Co. A, 2d Ohio, Sergeant-Major of the Regiment. Hung
  21. Perry D. Shadrack, Co. K, 2d Ohio. Hung
  22. William. Campbell of Kentucky. Hung

In Pursuit of the Raiders

Crew of the General
  1. William A. Fuller, Conductor
  2. E. Jefferson (Jeff) Cain, Engineer
  3. Anthony Murphy, Foreman of Machinery and Motive Power for the Western and Atlantic Railroad

Crew of the Texas

  1. Peter James Bracken, Engineer
  2. Henry Haney, Fireman
  3. Fleming Cox, Engineer - Mr. Cox was an engineer on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad who relived Haney as fireman.
  4. Alonzo Martin - boarded in Calhoun. Unloaded tender car.

Others involved:

  1. Edward R. Henderson - Telegraph operator (messenger), Dalton
  2. Jackson Bond - worked at Moon's Station. Continued on with the pursuers to Ringgold.

The Locomotives

  1. The General - Combined passenger - freight train that ran from Atlanta to Chattanooga and back. The train stolen by Andrews' Raiders

  2. The Texas - Freight train that was heading south on the W&ARR. Picked up by Fuller and the pursuers south of Adairsville.

  3. The Yonah - First train picked up by the pursuers at Etowah Station.
  4. William R. Smith - Train on the Rome RR. "Long Bill" Smith was first president of the railroad.

  5. The Catoosa - Often overlooked player in the Great Locomotive Chase, the crew of the Catoosa nearly ended the chase north of Adairsville. After letting the General go by, and seeing the Texas following, they joined the run behind the Texas.

Names for the raid

  1. The Great Locomotive Chase
  2. Andrews Raid(ers)
  3. Andrews Wild Raid
  4. Railroad Raiders of '62
  5. Mitchel Raiders (Ormsby Mitchel commanded the men who served as spies.)

Other links of interest

The Great Locomotive Chase
"Biography" of The General


The Civil War in Georgia
Beginning with the Great Locomotive Chase and the battle of Chickamauga, to the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea

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The Great Locomotive Chase
Western and Atlantic Railroad

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