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Ok- This is fairly easy but I liked the picture. I've learned a lot just by searching the web for these posts. I found the world's largest train ferry ( At the Time)- was in the SF Bay area but could not pull up the pictures. We have Swiss trains going up Pikes Peak. etc....
Now to the present.
Generally speaking- WHAT,( WHERE, because the National Archives has only broad area ) and what happened? This they know!
Prior to the Civil War the United States did not have a medal HONORING actions Above and Beyond the call of duty. As the war progressed Congress passed a law recognizing such valor. The first to recieve it were the band of UNION infiltrators well behind enemy lines, that made ANDREW'S Raid. They stole the locomotive GENERAL (LEFT) in Georgia- and hoped to reach friendly lines in Tennessee, all the while cutting telegraph lines, damaging rails and bridges. The rebels chased General backwards in the loco TEXAS (RIGHT). All the raiders were caught but this daring feat raised the moral in the NORTH and caused embarrasment to the SOUTH. Several RAIDERS were hung, some escaped prison, still others were traded for southern prisoners.
AND THAT"S THE WAY IT IS.
The UK and first steam electric combo.