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by Mariusz Kozik,Gordon L. Rottman


Gordon L. Rottman (author), Mariusz Kozik (illustrator). In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

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The Great Locomotive Chase - Gordon L. Rottman. In the South the raiders were simply known as the Engine-Thieves or Train-Stealers.

Gordon Rottman, Mariusz Kozik. In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history

Gordon Rottman, Mariusz Kozik. Rottman, Mariusz Kozik (Illustrator). What they hadn't banked on was the In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history.

The great locomotive chase. The Andrews Raid 1862.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for . The thrilling Walt Disney 1956 film, The Great Locomotive Chase, first captured the author's imagination in his childhood and this book is a culmination of a lifelong interest in the subject.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. The author lives in Cyprus, Texas. Country of Publication.

The Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews' Raid was a military raid that occurred April 12, 1862, in northern Georgia during the American Civil War. Volunteers from the Union Army, led by civilian scout James J. Andrews, commandeered a train, The G. . Andrews, commandeered a train, The General, and took it northward toward Chattanooga, Tennessee, doing as much damage as possible to the vital Western and Atlantic Railroad (W&A) line from Atlanta to Chattanooga as they went

The Great Locomotive Chase. Author: Gordon L. Illustrator: Mariusz Kozik

The Great Locomotive Chase. Raid 5. Illustrator: Mariusz Kozik. Short code: RAID 5. Publication Date: 10 Nov 2009. Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was a special operations forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Union forces planned to steal a train and travel at high speed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the line as they went, in order to cut off vital rail supplies to the Confederate stronghold of Atlanta, Georgia, some 100-plus miles to the southwest. What they hadn't banked on was the dogged determination of one man, train conductor William Fuller, who, after realizing his train had been stolen, began a frantic pursuit, first by handcar, then by top-speed locomotive, dealing with derailments by running miles on foot to the next station, and single-handedly removing drag ties from the track in front of his train. The raiders were so hotly pursued that they had no time to inflict serious damage on the tracks and could not stop to gather more fuel. Just north of Ringgold, some miles south of Chattanooga, The General ran out of wood and the raiders scattered into the forested Appalachian Mountains. All were captured within days and sentenced to death. Discover the history of one of the most colorful and dramatic episodes of the Civil War as Gordon L. Rottman expertly recounts this incredible tale of sabotage, robbery and raiding on the rail lines of the Deep South.
Flower
This raid was exactly what I think the Raid series was meant to cover. The story is clear succinct and keeps you turning the pages. I have driven through the area where the Chase took place on many occasions and have always wanted to stop to visit, but my kids were more set on getting to Florida. This book has just made me determined to stop despite the screams and howls of misfortune.
Burirus
This book discusses the 1862 raid on the Atlanta-Chattanooga rail line and puts it in the context of a military operation. Andrews, a civilian who worked as a Union spy (and Confederate smuggler) proposed a raid to seize a locomotive in Marietta, Georgia and riding it all the way to Chattanooga, Tennessee, destroying bridges and sections of track in the process. This would cripple the Confederate Army's effort to reinforce Chattanooga in the face of a planned Union advance.

The group was of soldiers from different Ohio units were selected the day before being committed to the plan, which was fortunately very simple. They were to pretend to be Kentuckians trying to join a Confederate Kentucky regiment. They would all meet at Marietta and seize the train known as the General while it was empty of passengers and crew, then take it north, pretending to make an urgent delivery of gunpowder to CSA troops about to be overrun by the latest Union advance.

Of course, the raid didn't go entirely as planned and ultimately failed. Part of the issue was putting Andrews in charge; as a civilian spy he had little military experience. A junior officer should have been in command. Another was the ad hoc nature of the group. They should have been pre-selected and screened (although the selection of troops by commanders did seem to work well) and at the very least trained to use the pistols they acquired. A better screening process might have provided individuals with specialized skills which might have made the difference between success and failure. The fascinating thing to me was not so much the tragic failure of the raid but the fact that, with so many things working against it, it came close to succeeding.

Still, a great effort and a fascinating story. Illustrated with maps, photos and orginal artwork.
Roram
great experience would highly recommend
Mr.jeka
great read
Golden freddi
Brilliant
skyjettttt
Very detailed.
Zodama
I have been told someone, somewhere had a part in this...am eager to find out who/when!
All the books I ordered on the Andrews Raid were interesting to me because my Uncle was a Raider. Book was in excellent condition.
The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862 ebook
Author:
Mariusz Kozik,Gordon L. Rottman
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Osprey Publishing; First edition. edition (November 17, 2009)
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64 pages
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