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Andrews Raiders Memorial
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280 Feet south of this location on June 18, 1862, seven of the Union Army's brave Andrews Raiders were hanged and buried. On April 12, 1862, 22 Andrews Raiders seized the General, a tenderand three boxcars at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw) and raced toward Chattanooga on the Western & Atlantic Railroad in an effort to burn bridges and otherwise dismember a supply artery vital to the Confederacy. They had covered 87 miles when the General was overtaken by valiant pursuers led by Conducter Fuller. Of the Raiders, only these seven plus James J. Andrews, their leader, were executed by the Confederate Army. In 1866, remains of the seven were exhumed from this location and reinterred at the National Cemetery at Chattanooga. Andrews' remains were reinterred at the National Cemetery in 1887. The first awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor were made to members of the Andrews Raiders.

Executed June 18, 1862 at Atlanta City (Now Oakland) Cemetery
John M. Scott 21st Ohio Vol. Inf.
Marion A. Ross 2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.
Sameuel Robertson 33rd Ohio Vol. Inf.
Charles P. Shadrack 2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.
Samuel Slavens 33rd Ohio Vol. Inf.
George D. Wilson 2nd Ohio Vol. Inf.
Willaim H Campbell Civilian Salinville,O.
Executed June 7, 1862 downtown Atlanta
James J. Andrews Civilian Flemingsburg, Kentucky. (bio by: Brent Nimmo) 
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery *
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
*Memorial Site [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Brent Nimmo
Record added: Oct 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15995115
Andrews Raiders Memorial
Added by: Evening Blues
 
Andrews Raiders Memorial
Added by: Evening Blues
 
Andrews Raiders Memorial
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- BIRDMAN
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
Hero's Rest in Peace.
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