Today in History: Restore the Texas
In 1910, the General Assembly adopted a joint resolution to restore and preserve the Texas, which was used by Confederates to pursue the General in the Great Locomotive Chase.
August 9, 1910
The General Assembly adopted a joint resolution calling on Gov. Joseph M. Brown to take the necessary steps to restore and preserve the Texas, which was used by the Confederates to pursue and recover the locomotive General in the Great Locomotive Chase.
The Texas was refurbished and moved to the site of old Fort Walker in Atlanta's Grant Park. The Texas now resides in the Atlanta Cyclorama, where it was restored and repainted.
The Story of the Great Locomotive Chase:
- Relive the Great Locomotive Chase with a timeline of the event.
- Take a closer look at the thrilling Great Locomotive Chase.
The Marietta Museum of History, Fletcher House Hotel
- Take a look at the hotel where Andrews and his men stayed the night in Marietta and the museum that is now housed there.
The 150th Anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase:
- A replica of the Texas locomotive and Marietta historian Brad Quinlin take passengers on the journey of the Great Locomotive Chase.
- The Great Locomotive Chase repremieres at the Strand.
- The 8th Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry and Radio Disney brought music to Marietta Square.
- The Marietta Museum of History features the women of Marietta during the Civil War.
- Statues are added to the Garden of Heroes, Marietta Confederate Cemetery.
- Author Clint Johnson talks about the blunders of the Civil War and the legality of secession.