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Stealing the General : the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor
by Bonds, Russell S.

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This acclaimed book recounts how a small party of Union volunteers infiltrated the South in 1862 and commandeered the locomotive General near Atlanta. They drove it northward in an attempt to destroy a critical railroad line, divide the Confederacy, and change the course of the Civil War. While the raiders succeeded in stealing the General, they were pursued by a group of Southern railroad men, leading to the legendary Great Locomotive Chase. With their plan foiled, the raiders were hunted down, captured, and imprisoned. Eight raiders were able to escape, others were hanged as spies, and the rest were exchanged later in the war. The survivors of this daring episode were awarded the very first Medals of Honorthe nations highest decoration for valor. Here for the first time is a complete history of the entire episode and the fates of those involved.

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Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Harrisburg, PA, USA

Stealing the General: the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of HonorStealing the General: the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Price: $3.36
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Description: G-Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block, may have remainder mark or previous owner's name-GOOD Standard-sized.
Stealing the General: the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of HonorStealing the General: the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2008-09-15
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
 
 
 
 

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Overview

This acclaimed book recounts how a small party of Union volunteers infiltrated the South in 1862 and commandeered the locomotive General near Atlanta. They drove it northward in an attempt to destroy a critical railroad line, divide the Confederacy, and change the course of the Civil War. While the raiders succeeded in stealing the General, they were pursued by a group of Southern railroad men, leading to the legendary Great Locomotive Chase. With their plan foiled, the raiders were hunted down, captured, and imprisoned. Eight raiders were able to escape, others were hanged as spies, and the rest were exchanged later in the war. The survivors of this daring episode were awarded the very first Medals of Honorthe nations highest decoration for valor. Here for the first time is a complete history of the entire episode and the fates of those involved.

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  • PID: 16142103760
  • ISBN-13: 9781594160783
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing
  • Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Description: LN-Crisp, clean, unread book with very light shelfwear/edgewear, may have a remainder mark-GREAT Standard-sized.
    Condition: Fine