Western and Atlantic Railroad documents, 1871-1872
File — Box: 3, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents of the Records
From the Collection: The collection contains a series of letters concerning the William Fuller’s involvement in the “Great Locomotive Chase” and correspondence between William Fuller and members of his family. In the years following the locomotive chase, several individuals claimed some involvement in the event and others exaggerated their involvement.Many of the letters Captain Fuller received requested confirmation of the events reported and the extent of their involvement. In time, Captain Fuller composed a lengthy document detailing the events of Andrews Raid (“Great Locomotive Chase”) and the extent of involvement of all individuals involved. One letter is from the conductor of the General attempting to solicit the assistance of Captain Fuller to obtain a small memento from the General to place in a cabinet. Also included are letters from Captain Fuller, Susan Fuller, Lelia Fuller, and Nellie Fuller to William Alford Fuller while he attended college in Athens in 1891 and 1892. Some of the topics mentioned include a typhoid fever scare, an exposition in Atlanta, poor farming conditions, and the unveiling of the Henry W. Grady Monument in downtown Atlanta. There is also a file of genealogy materials pertaining to the Fuller family and requests to Wilbur Kurtz to provide genealogy information.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 3.75 linear ft.
From the Collection: English