CROWD AT BIG SHANTY (KENNESAW), GA.,
GREETS THE "GENERAL"
Reconditioned by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad to run under its own power, the famous locomotive started on April 14, 1962 a series of Civil War Centennial tours. This first stop was made at the point where the "great locomotive chase" of Apro; 12, 1862 began. Union raiders who stole the train and tried to wreck the W. & A. Railroad were overtaken and forced to abandon the General about ninety miles away near Ringgold, Ga., ending one of the most dramatic events of the war. This historic engine is now housed at Kennesaw, Ga.