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?
The real General, the locomotive stolen in the movie, is on display in Kennesaw, Georgia, at the Kennesaw Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. 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
[narrating, about William Campbell
My companion was the giant Bill Campbell. And as I came to know him, I felt a growing concern over his quick and violent temper. One such powder keg could blow our whole expedition sky-high.
Version of Railroad Raiders of '62
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Fess Parker
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