MDJ: Museum marks 150 years since Great Chase | Southern Museum

KENNESAW — After 150 years, the epic story of the Great Locomotive Chase continues to fascinate.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the event, also known as Andrews Raid, when Union raiders during the Civil War conducted a sabotage mission that included hijacking the now famous locomotive, “The General,” pursued by Confederates in another locomotive, “The Texas.” Since then, the story has been memorialized in film, books, toys and museums.

“It’s all part of a bigger story of how the Civil War transforms America,” said Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw.

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