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 Peter James Bracken

Peter James Bracken

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 May 1909 (aged 75)
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 2875 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Figure. Born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvainia, he was most noted for being the engineer of Western and Atlantic Railroad's locomotive the Texas. During the Civil War, he ran the fifty mile railroad freight line between Macon and Atlanta, Georgia. On April 12, 1862, in the Great Locomotive Chase involving Union spy James Andrews' raid on the Confederacy, Bracken played a prominent part. As engineer of the locomotive Texas, he ran down the stolen locomotive the General which resulted in the capture of James Andrews and a party of his raiders. He died at age 75 in Macon, Georgia.

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  • Added: 5 May 1998
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter James Bracken (31 Oct 1833–26 May 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2875, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .