Retrace the steps of Civil War soldiers – and spies! – during a trip to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History! Wit and Wisdom is sponsoring a trip to the Kennesaw starting point of the 1862 “Great Locomotive Chase.”
Union forces went full steam to steal “The General,” a renowned Civil War engine but were eventually thwarted by Southern forces. Northern soldiers who took part in the raid were our nation’s first Medal of Honor recipients – and several were hanged for their espionage on behalf of their cause.
Not only does the museum house “The General,” but its Civil War collection includes many artifacts, including the largest -- the restored Glover Machine Works, a belt-driven locomotive assembly line.
Date and time:
Friday, Sept. 14. Meet at the South Tower PLACE at 8:30 a.m.
We will return at approximately 2 p.m.
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
$20, for admission, lunch, and bus
To be paid by Monday, Sept. 3, at noon.
Register and pay or call the Church Office, 770-993-6316.
Your payment is your reservation. Space is limited. Reserve early!