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

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Westholme, 2007 - History - 444 pages
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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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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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The author is a Corporate Lawyer with Coca-ColaŠ…but he can write and tells a great story! Bonds give full credit to a Colonel James Bogle of Atlanta who not only gave the author much guidance but ... Read full review


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