James J. Andrews

James J. Andrews

Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jun 1862 (aged 32–33)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section H, Grave 12982
Memorial ID 2878 · View Source
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Civil War Union Partisan. Leader of the famed "Andrews Raiders". Born in Hancock County, (now West) Virginia. Spent the first year of the Civil War as a Union contraband runner and double agent. Conceived the idea for the raid. Was captured after it failed, tried by the Confederate Army, and hanged in Atlanta. Did not receive a Congressional Medal of Honor as he was a civilian and, hence, ineligible.

Bio by: Bill Sonsin





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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James J. Andrews (1829–7 Jun 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 2878, citing Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .