The General

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Cherokee St., Kennesaw, Georgia

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Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in June 2010

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Description 

Western & Atlantic Railroad locomotive The General, which was used in The Great Locomotive Chase (Andrews Raid) April 12th 1862

Strictly speaking 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

Strictly speaking, since the General is located inside of the museum, I don't know if it could be considered a landmark per se, but since it's registed on the NRHP, I posted it anyway.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1973
Reference number
73000617
NR name
General, The
Architectural style
Other architectural type; American type (4-4-0)
Areas of significance
Military; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1855; 1862

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2010: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt

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