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Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:58 PM
Subject: [VAROOTS] Railroad engine thieves and the Congressional Medal of
April, 1862, a group of men consisting of Union soldiers and two
civilians, one of them a spy, infiltrated far inside enemy lines to
objective was to disrupt Confederate internal lines of communication by
railroad bridges and cutting telegraph lines. Had they succeeded, the war
have taken a very different path. As it was, their story is one of
and daring, as well as pain, suffering, and death. Survivors of this
expedition were the first to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
"A Federal Railroad Adventure" at http://www.pddoc.com/skedaddle/059a/
has over 20 web pages of 19th century material related to their expedition
and subsequent imprisonment, including names of many individuals.
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