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The General by W.G. Kurtz Welcome to the "Unofficial" Kennesaw Civil War Museum Online!
The New Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is OPEN! Grand Opening Photos March 30th 2003

Kennesaw Special Events!

Fireworks and Summer Concert Series
July 3rd 2014

Kennesaw's traditional pre-Independence Day Salute to America celebration takes place on Thursday, July 3 2014 from 6pm to 10pm. The event features live music as well as one of the biggest fireworks displays in North Georgia.
The "Night Fever" of the 1970s disco era will intersect with the "British Rock Invasion" of the 1960s when Stayin' Alive and The Jagged Stones perform.
Stayin' Alive is the ultimate Bee Gees tribute - from their distinctive high falsetto voices to their flash and glitter, platform shoes and polyester threads.
The Jagged Stones are the premier tribute to The Rolling Stones, emulating the look and sound of the iconic rockers. Their high-octane show delivers every pout, preen and classic riff fans expect.
The Star-Spangled Fireworks Spectacular are scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm, and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

Wednesday, July 3 2013 from 6pm to 11pm

Free, no ticked is required
Parking will be available along Main Street, at the intersection of Main Street and Moon Station Road, behind the Southern Museum (off Shirley drive), and off Sardis Street (near the intersection of Big Shanty Drive). Main Street from Watts Drive to Summer Street and Watts Drive from Little General Clogger Ave to Main Street.
Historic Kennesaw Train Depot
2828 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw GA 30144

For more information about the Summer Concert Series, please call the,/ Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or visit

The Other Great Locomotive Chase Click Here for Windows Media Movie Trailer!
The Year is 1864, Grant is laying Siege to the city of Petersburg. 'TOGLC' is a recreation of an event that took place along the USMRR line out of City Point, Virginia. This is the rail line that General Grant had rebuilt and extended to supply Union Troops encircling the city. Based on the personal account of U.S. Captain William O'Brien; it is the story of an event that history had forgotten.

Buster Keaton Stars in The GeneralClick for Real Player Movie from Like Television!
"The genius of Buster Keaton is fully developed, as he plays Johnnie Gray - the engineer of his beloved train called The General" - LikeTelevision

English Engineer Fred's The General

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English Live Steam! Photos, Videos and a Scale Replica of the General from England!

David Cunningham's 6.25 Scale Locomotive General

All Wood General !!
David Cunningham's 6.25 Scale Wooden General from Magnificent Woodworkings in Christiansburg Virginia.
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"The General" starring Buster Keaton!

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Smithsonian Affiliations Program
As a member of the program, the Southern Museum will have the opportunity to incorporate artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution's collections, such as Civil War or transportation relics, into its own exhibits. The Museum will also host exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Membership in the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program also allows the Museum access to Smithsonian historians who will give periodic lectures on topics ranging from the Civil War to the history of railroads.
E. Warren Clark
(on Cow Catcher) photographer and lecturer, located the "General" in 1892 on a siding at Vinings,GA. He had the idea of restoring "General" and exhibiting it at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This led to "General" being on display for over 100 years!
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