The General

1
The Western and Atlantic 
Flyer speeding into 
Marietta, Ga., in the Spring 
of 1861.

2
There were two 
loves in his life. 
His engine, 
And -- 

3
"Fort Sumter has been 
fired upon."

4
"Then the war is 
here."

5
"Yes, dad, and I'm going 
to be one of the first 
to enlist."

6
"Aren't you going 
to enlist?"

7
"Your name?" 
 
8
"Johnnie Gray."

9
"Occupation?"

10
"Engineer on the Western 
and Atlantic Railroad."

11
"Don't enlist him. He is 
more valuable to the 
South as an engineer."

12
"We can't use you."

13
"William Brown." 

14
"Occupation?"

15
"Bartender." 

16
"If you lose this war 
don't blame me." 

17
"Did Johnnie enlist?" 

18
"He didn't even get 
in line."

19
"He's a disgrace to 
the South." 

20
"Why didn't you 
enlist?"

21
"They wouldn't take 
me."

22
"Please don't lie - I 
don't want you to 
speak to me again 
until you are in 
uniform."

23
A year later.
In a Union encampment 
just North of Chattanooga.

24
General Thatcher, and 
his chief spy, Captain 
Anderson.

25
"I know every foot of this 
railroad from Marietta to 
Chattanooga - and with 
ten picked men I cannot 
fail."

26
"We will enter the South 
as civilians coming from 
the neutral state of 
Kentucky to join the 
Southern cause."

27
"At Big Shanty we will steal 
the train while the passengers 
and crew are at dinner, and 
proceeding North we will burn 
every bridge, cutting off the 
supplies of the army now 
facing you."

28
"Then the day you steal 
the train I will have 
General Parker advance 
to meet you."

29
"As soon as I arrive 
I will let you know 
how seriously father 
is wounded." 

30
"Big Shanty. Twenty 
minutes for dinner."

31
"Three men stole my 
General. I think they 
are deserters." 

32
"Why not stop and 
fight them?" 

33
"I'm afraid they have us 
greatly outnumbered." 

34
The Southern army 
facing Chattanooga 
is ordered to retreat. 

35
General Parker's victorious 
Northern army advancing. 

36
"There is only one man 
on that engine."

37
In the enemy's country - 
hopelessly lost, helplessly 
cold and horribly hungry. 

38
"At nine o'clock tomorrow 
morning our supply trains 
will meet and unite with 
General Parker's army at 
the Rock River bridge." 

39
Then the army, backed 
by our supply trains, will 
advance for a surprise 
attack on the rebels' left 
flank." 

40
"Once our trains and 
troops cross that bridge, 
nothing on earth can 
stop us."

41
"This girl was in the 
baggage car when we 
stole the train, so I 
thought it best to 
hold her." 

42
"We had better stay here 
until daybreak to see 
where we are." 

43
"It was so brave of you to 
risk your life, coming into 
the enemy's country, just 
to save me."

44
After a nice, quiet 
refreshing night's 
rest.

45
"We've got to get back 
to our lines somehow 
and warn them of this 
coming attack."

46
"I will get that spy 
before he reaches the 
Southern lines. You 
follow with the supply 
trains as planned."

47
"We must pick up 
more firewood."

48
The Rock River bridge. 

49
The Northern division 
nearing the bridge to 
meet the supply trains. 

50
"That bridge is not 
burned enough to 
stop you, and my 
men will ford the
river."

51
Heroes of the day. 

52
"Is that your uniform?"

53
"I had to wear it to get 
through the lines."

54
"Take it off!"

55
"Enlist the Lieutenant."

56
"Occupation?"

57
"Soldier." 

THE END


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