Stealing the General: the great locomotive chase and the first Medal of Honor

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In April 1862, 20 Union soldiers crossed Confederate lines to steal a locomotive called the General and destroy a critical Confederate supply line. In the aftermath half the team was executed; the half that escaped received the newly established Medal ofH

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The first part of the book gives a good story of the great Locomotive chase and the eventual capture of the solders involved. What is even more revealing is the story of the men after the war and the disrespect of the Medal of honor for the first 40 years+. Read full review

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User Review  - kvrfan - LibraryThing

This is a most compelling book, history that moves at the pace of a novel. Since I was a kid and saw a Walt Disney production of "The Great Locomotive Chase" (starring Fess Parker, no less!), I have ... Read full review


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