Chattanooga, Tennessee: Andrews Raiders MonumentOn April 12, 1862, James Andrews led 21 Union volunteers to capture a Rebel train and drive it back to the North. 1890 monument with a replica of "The General" locomotive honors the 22 who conducted the raid; most were captured, eight were hanged and buried here.
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Andrews Raiders Monument
Memorial to the first Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, members of Andrews Raiders, for their service during the Civil War. Located in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.[Dave Scott, 07/08/2012]
On April 12, 1862, civilian scout James Andrews and Union Army volunteers grabbed "The General," a locomotive, and went on a wild damage spree on the rail line to Chattanooga, while pursued by Confederate troops in their own locomotives. It's known as the Great Locomotive Chase.