Thursday, August 9, 2012
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.
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. Georgia Tourism created a free audio tour and driving tour brochure to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famous chase Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email newsletter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Take a look at news from Marietta and the surrounding area on Monday, April 16.
Donovan: 21 of 24 Taking Deal So Far (Dallas-Hiram Patch) Mother and Son Statue Leads Visitors into Confederate Cemetery Kids, Parents Party in Marietta Square Fashions of the Civil War Hop on Board and Travel Back in Time Marietta Celebrates a Great Chase at Strand
Mayor Steve Tumlin, Betty Hunter and seven-year-old Henry Sinclair, Councilman Johnny Sinclair’s nephew who modeled for the statue, unveiled the creation on Sunday.
The poignant image of a mother and her son leaving the Marietta Confederate Cemetery will exist for generations to come. A bronze statue was unveiled Sunday at the wagon road entry from Brown Park into the Marietta Confederate Cemetery. Mayor Steve Tumlin, former Councilwoman Betty Hunter and seven-year-old Henry Sinclair, Councilman Johnny Sinclair’s nephew who modeled for the statue, unveiled the creation. The statue was placed leading into the cemetery to give people a visual as they are thinking about the more than 3,000 soldiers buried there, City Manager Bill Bruton said. Furthermore the statue can be seen from Powder Springs Street and will be lit up at night. The statue is meant to draw people into the cemetery. "It will serve as …
The 8th Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry and Radio Disney brought music to Marietta Square on Saturday.
Take a look at the garments on display at the Marietta Museum of History, and tell us what you think of these styles.
The Divided and United: The Women of Marietta During the Civil War exhibit, which will run through September, at the Marietta Museum of History takes a look at women during the Civil War. "It's called Divided and United because Marietta women, as with most of Northern Georgia, were divided during the Civil War," museum curator Amy Reed said. "There were quite a lot of Union supporters as well as Confederacy supporters in the area." The exhibit tells the story of Marietta women during the Civil War and features Jane Glover, Louisa Fletcher, Minerva McClatchey and Georgia Fletcher Pole. "Women banded together to protect their families more than anything else during the Civil War," Reed said. Photos and books, including Godey's Ladies Book, …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A replica of the Texas locomotive and Marietta historian Brad Quinlin take passengers on the journey of the Great Locomotive Chase.
All aboard! Hop on the Texas III, get out your camera, cover your ears and hold onto your hat as the train replica sounds its horn and pulls out of Marietta Square. The replica of the Texas locomotive, which was involved in the Confederates' pursuit of the General in the Great Locomotive Chase that occurred 150 years ago, takes passengers out of Marietta and over to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Big Shanty, that's modern day Kennesaw. The next tour to Kennesaw pulls out at 3 p.m. on Saturday. A tour around Marietta Square will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are being sold in Glover Park. Local historian Brad Quinlin is your tour on this great adventure. Quinlin takes you back to that historic day 150 years ago …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Catch up on news from Marietta and the surrounding area on Friday, April 13.
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Look out, Marietta! Descendants of Andrews Raiders are in town, and they visited The General! Don't worry too much; William Fuller's descendants are here too. Take a look at the gala celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase.
Community leaders, descendants of members of Marietta’s Great Locomotive Chase, historians and train and history enthusiasts gathered at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre Thursday night to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War event. The night was full of laughter, memories and most of all history. "It's a war story; it's an adventure story; and it's a railroad story," Russell Bonds, of Marietta and author of the award-winning novel Stealing the General, said. "It resonates even after the Civil War with the enduring legacy of the Medal of Honor, and locally this is our story, we grew up hearing this and driving across the railroad tracks." William “Bill” Fambrough and Wilbur Kurtz III of Marietta, who are great-grandsons of Captain …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Follow the route of the steam engines The General and The Texas as they traveled from Atlanta to the Northwest corner of the state. Along the way, discover a wealth of battlefields, cemeteries, museums, small towns and stories with an audio tour.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
The 150th anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase is today, Thursday, April 12. The communities and tourism entities along the chase route from Marietta to Ringgold are hosting a variety of events and activities tomorrow and throughout the weekend. Georgia Tourism created a free audio tour and driving tour brochure to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the famous chase. Relive the Great Locomotive Chase all day with updates from Patch. The brochures are available at the state’s 11 Visitor Information Centers including welcome centers and convention and visitors bureaus along the route. The General, the northbound passenger train that was stolen by Union raiders led by James J. Andrews, is on display at the Southern Museum of Civil War…
Relive the Great Locomotive Chase all day with Patch.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
What if the Internet had existed on this day 150 years ago during the Great Locomotive Chase? It might not be one of the great what-ifs in history, but in honor of the sesquicentennial of James Andrews' raid and William Fuller's pursuit to recapture his General, Marietta Patch and Kennesaw Patch are reliving that day as we might have reported it live. We hope this gets you in the mood to join the commemorations in Marietta and Kennesaw today through Sunday. We thank the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History for the timeline. 4 p.m. Thanks to a pursuer who jumped off the Texas in Dalton and telegraphed ahead, Confederate troops were ready to join the hunt for the Northerners, and they are being rounded up. The ringleader …