This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them. Written by
A true-life spy story of ultimate suspense. High speed and inconceivable bravery!
Did You Know?
William Campbell is depicted in the film as a Union soldier. In actuality, Campbell was the only civilian beside Andrews to participate in the raid; his character in the film is also quite different than his real-life character. See more
Robert E. Lee did not take command of the army of Northern Virginia until 1 June 1862; 1 1/2 months *after* the locomotive chase. See more
[the Raiders had successfully stolen the General
We're through playing Rebs, we're Yankees again!
I can talk! I can open my mouth!
Tenting On The Old Camp Ground
Written by Walter Kittredge
Performed by Fess Parker
and cast See more