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The Weekly: Civil War Medal of Honor Donated to Kennesaw Museum

In a ceremony on Thursday, April 12, an Ohio family will donate a rare Civil War-era Congressional Medal of Honor to Kennesaw’s Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.

The Waggoner family of Ohio, descendants of Sgt. John M. Scott, will donate the medal Scott was posthumously awarded for his participation in the April 12, 1862, event that has come to be known as the Great Locomotive Chase. Sergeant Scott was one of Andrews Raiders, a group of Union spies who stole the locomotive General and fled toward Chattanooga, tearing up track and destroying bridges in an attempt to cut off Confederate supply lines.

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