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Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

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This acclaimed book recounts how a small party of Union volunteers infiltrated the South in 1862 and commandeered the locomotive General near Atlanta. They drove it northward in an attempt to destroy a critical railroad line, divide the Confederacy, and change the course of the Civil War. While the raiders succeeded in stealing the General, they were pursued by a group of Southern railroad men, leading to the legendary Great Locomotive Chase. With their plan foiled, the raiders were hunted down, captured, and imprisoned. ...