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!
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The confederate major told the captain that all the captured raiders would be hung. This did not happen. Six were later used in prisoner exchanges including Pittenger and Buffam. Pittenger was later promoted to sergeant and Buffam to second lieutenant. See more
[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them
James J. Andrews
Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away
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