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    The General: Stereoview and Carte de Visite of the Steam Locomotive The General. Stolen in Georgia by Union soldiers in what would come to be known as The Great Locomotive Chase, the famous steam engine is featured in this 7" x 4" stereoview and 3.5" x 2.25" CDV bearing a Brady backstamp. Led by civilian scout James J. Andrews, the raid occurred on April 12, 1862, and within two weeks all of the thieves were captured. For their actions, Andrews and seven other men were hanged. The remaining twelve men either escaped captivity or were exchanged.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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