The Alliance Review: A home for the General | Southern Museum

The General is perhaps the most famous steam locomotive in U.S. history. It is the subject of books and movies, it was made into an Avon decanter in the 1970s, it was featured on a U.S. Postal Service steam locomotive stamp set in the 1990s, its sounds were recorded for a 7-inch record in 1962, it was made into O gauge and HO electric trains and a large plastic model, and it has its own museum, in Kennesaw, Ga., where a dramatic race began that firmly entrenched the General in the annals of Civil War history.

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