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"The General" by Buster Keaton - they don't make them like they use to.


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I've got it on DVD.  Fun movie. I like the part where someone is throwing rocks at the engineer. The train workers don't have rocks so they throw back chunks of firewood st the rock throwers. After the train passes by they gleefully pick up the firewood.

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22 minutes ago, Buffalo Creek Law Dog said:

So that's where the movie, The Great Locomotive Chase with Fess Parker came from.

 

based on actual events from the Civil War.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Locomotive_Chase

 

The Union soldiers who were captured were eventually killed and buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

 

Both trains can also still be seen in the Atlanta area.

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The first Medal of Honor was awarded for the Great Locomotive Chase.

 

The First Medal of Honor Went to an Army Soldier Who Stole a Confederate Train

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Jacob Parrott Medal of Honor "Medal of Honor: Jacob Parrott" (AUSA)

15 Jun 2021
Military.com | By  James Barber

Jacob Parrott was a U.S. soldier who participated in the legendary Civil War mission popularly known as the Great Locomotive Race. His bravery as a member of the Union crew that stole a Confederate train led to recognition as the nation’s first Medal of Honor recipient.

 

 

Edited by Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933
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On 9/27/2021 at 11:14 AM, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

I hear tell new movies have sound!

Not necessary!!!!!

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