#CNS9000 – JFK 50c Trains "The General"

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Now you can own an authentic U.S. Half-Dollar enhanced by Mystic with an image of one of the most famous trains in American history – the General .  For over 200 years, trains have captured our imaginations while revolutionizing the transportation industry.  For just $9.99, this coin will give you a glimpse of one train's history.  It's fun to imagine who traveled on the General, where they were going, and why... The General is most famous for its role in the Great Locomotive Chase during the American Civil War.  Designed by William Hudson and built in 1855 for Western and Atlantic Railroad, the Confederate locomotive the General was hijacked by a group of Union soldiers under the command of Captain Andrews.  Union troops captured the train at Big Shanty, Georgia, on April 12, 1862, while the passengers and crew were having breakfast in the depot's eating house. The Union's intention was to disrupt communications behind enemy lines by cutting telegraph wires and destroying the rails behind them.  The conductor of the train chased the stolen locomotive, first on a handcar and then with a small private engine called the Yonah.  Eventually he took over another full-sized locomotive, the Texas.  After an 87-mile chase that lasted nearly eight hours, the General ran out of fuel and Andrews and his men were captured.  Immortalized in several films, the General can still be seen today on display in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  
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Add History & Fun to Your Collection with...

Exclusive General Coin – Yours For Just $9.99!

Now you can own an authentic U.S. Half-Dollar enhanced by Mystic with an image of one of the most famous trains in American history – the General .  For over 200 years, trains have captured our imaginations while revolutionizing the transportation industry.  For just $9.99, this coin will give you a glimpse of one train's history.  It's fun to imagine who traveled on the General, where they were going, and why...

The General is most famous for its role in the Great Locomotive Chase during the American Civil War.  Designed by William Hudson and built in 1855 for Western and Atlantic Railroad, the Confederate locomotive the General was hijacked by a group of Union soldiers under the command of Captain Andrews.  Union troops captured the train at Big Shanty, Georgia, on April 12, 1862, while the passengers and crew were having breakfast in the depot's eating house.

The Union's intention was to disrupt communications behind enemy lines by cutting telegraph wires and destroying the rails behind them.  The conductor of the train chased the stolen locomotive, first on a handcar and then with a small private engine called the Yonah.  Eventually he took over another full-sized locomotive, the Texas.  After an 87-mile chase that lasted nearly eight hours, the General ran out of fuel and Andrews and his men were captured.  Immortalized in several films, the General can still be seen today on display in Chattanooga, Tennessee.