“The General” Collection
August 24, 1963
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013
In 1963, the New York Central System, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the Indianapolis Union Railway, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, the National Model Railroad Association, and the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission came together to sponsor a commemorative excursion of The General, which was captured on April 12, 1862 from Confederate forces in Georgia, by Union Army officers. The General appeared in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 20 to 25, 1963, as part of the commemorative excursion of this historic train.
Information Found within Collection
Pittenger, William. The Great Locomotive Chase: A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid into Georgia in 1862. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Penn Pub., 1929. Print.
The collection consists of a single blue ticket stub, No. 829, for Trip No. 3 of the General on August 24, 1963, starting at 11:00. The ticket has been punched with a replica of the die used by Conductor Fuller on the historic run of April 12, 1862.
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Folder and Item Listing:
Folder 1. “The General”
8-24-1963 Ticket Stub for a commemorative ride on “The General.”
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: August 24, 1963
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
MA BA 6-3-2013