Stealing the General

Stealing the General

The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor / Russell S. Bonds

Book - 2007
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In April 1862, 20 Union soldiers crossed Confederate lines to steal a locomotive called the General and destroy a critical Confederate supply line. In the aftermath half the team was executed; the half that escaped received the newly established Medal of Honor. -- publishers description.
Publisher: Yardley, PA : Westholme, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781594160332
1594160333
Branch Call Number: 973.732 BON
Characteristics: 444 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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bookfanatic1979 May 18, 2011

A good book. Fascinating, exciting, full of information...and one of the longest never-ending books I've ever attempted to read. The author kept detouring into every tiny little detail about each person and place he mentioned. I finally gave up when I realized I'd lost interest about 200 pages in.

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