I read where the Texas's restoration back to it's Civil War appearance has been completed and it has been moved to the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
The Navy MOH (r) is closet to the original design.On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signs into law a measure calling for the awarding of a U.S. Army Medal of Honor. This award would be issued to noncommissioned officers and privates which distinguished themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection. The previous December, Lincoln had approved a provision creating an U.S. Navy Medal of Valor, which was the basis of the Army Medal of Honor created by Congress. The first U.S. Army soldiers to receive what would become the nation’s highest military honor were six members of a Federal raiding force. These soldiers penetrated deep into Confederate territory to destroy bridges and railroad tracks between Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia (The Great Locomotive Chase : Andrews' Raiders).
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For the duration of WWII, the Coast Guard was placed under the direction of the US Navy; we had an excellent speaker from the Coast Guard address our Civil War Roundtable about the Revenue Service during the Civil War and this was something that he mentioned.Sorry, I forgot about them. And I forgot the only member of the US Coast Guard to receive a MOH has the Navy MOH. That was in WWII.
The loco is in absolutely first class condition burning dry timber, and with a skilled crew on board, hence the minimal and relatively clean exhaust. probably a different story during the war.Yep. Here's a modern video of a wood-burning locomotive. At about the 2:00 mark, you can see the embers and fly ash from the chimney blowing past the passenger car windows. In the 19th century, passengers sometimes complained about live cinders blowing back into the cars and burning holes in their clothes.