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Author Wilson, John A. (John Alfred), 1832-1904.

Title Adventures of Alf. Wilson : a thrilling episode of the dark days of the rebellion / by John A. Wilson
Published Scituate, MA : Digital Scanning, Inc., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (237, xv pages) : illustrations
Summary In April of 1862 a group of men to undertake one of the most daring raids of the American Civil War. The Adventures of Alf Wilson is the personal account of the raid by one of its members, reproduced here as it was originally published in 1897. Twenty-four Union soldiers, by order of Gen. Ormsby Mitchell, disguise themselves as southerners and make their way to Marietta Georgia. There, within earshot of a confederate encampment, the men steal the locomotive The General. Their orders are to sever the Western Atlantic Railroad. If the men succeed, they will cripple enemy troop movement. If caught, they will surely be hanged as spies. Spotted by a canny stationmaster, a high-speed chase ensues and desperate men fight to carry out their mission and survive the outcome
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Subject Wilson, John A. (John Alfred), 1832-1904.
Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Genre/Form History.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95052004
ISBN 1582187894 (Trade Paper)
1582188556 (electronic bk.)
9781582187891 (Trade Paper)
9781582188553 (electronic bk.)