The Civil War, Day by Day

Jackson Commandeers the Railroad


Jackson Commandeers the Railroad

General Stonewall Jackson, with the help of Capt. Thomas A. Sharp and Hugh Longust, both experienced railroad men, led the successful operation.

A newspaper report from Strasburg on September 7, 1861, stated: “Fourteen locomotives, a large number of railroad cars, nine miles of track, telegraph wires and about $40,000.00 worth of machinists’ tools and materials, all belonging to the B & O Railroad, have been successfully hauled overland by the Confederates.”





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