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12th April: Johnnie Gray, an engineer for the Western and Atlantic Railroad, guided his locomotive, "The General" into Marietta, Georgia. Marietta was the home of his true love, Annabelle Lee. She waited patiently for his arrival. (Marietta Georgia)


13th April: After Union Spies stole the locomotive, "The General", Johnnie Gray retaliates by stealing "The General" back. Johnnie returns the locomotive to the Confederates and burns the Rock River Bridge, cutting the Union supply lines. General Thatcher seizes the opportunity for a counter offensive and drives the Union forces back. Johnnie Gray is given a field commission for his heroic act. (The Rock River Bridge near Big Shanty)

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