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?
It was raining on the day of the real chase (this is simply a deviation from the source material and a fact the filmmakers were likely aware of, which is why this is not listed as a goof). See more
The real General featured a three-dome configuration and ankle-rails instead of running boards during the war. The film General more closely resembles the real one's post-1890s appearance. See more
[the raiders see Andrews successfully talking some repairmen into giving their tools to them
I don't see why we have to take the South: if Andrews *asked* for it, they'd *give* it to him!
Sons of Old Aunt Dinah
Lyrics by Lawrence Edward Watkin
Music by Stan Jones See more