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In Georgia, Union infiltrators commandeer a Confederate train and initiate the "Great Locomotive Chase"

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To assist General O.M. Mitchel's advance on Chattanooga, Union spy James J. Andrews led twenty-two Ohio Infantry volunteers covertly in small groups to Kennesaw, twenty-five miles north of Atlanta.  There they took over a train and its locomotive, "The General," and, in pouring rain, set out on a mission of sabotage along the line toward Chattanooga.  Pursued for 87 miles by the train's conductor, William Fuller, the raiders were forced to abandon the train and were all captured soon after.  Andrews and seven others were later executed. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
William Pittender, The Great Locomotive Chase: A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid into Georgia in 1862 (New York: Jones and Stanley, 1893), 97-152.