A: The General found itself at the centerpiece of one of the most daring incidents of the Civil War when it was stolen by Union spies from Big Shanty, which is what Kennesaw was known as in 1862. The spies were led by James Andrews and the mission they chose to accept was to use the General to destroy track and telegraph wires between Big Shanty and Chattanooga. The Andrews Raiders, as they are called, were quickly discovered and pursued to just north of Ringgold, where they were caught. More than a century later, the General found itself at the center of another battle, as Georgia won a lawsuit against Tennessee that gave our state the rights to the locomotive. It was taken to the Big Shanty Museum, "just yards from where it had been stolen 110 years earlier," the museum's website says.
Q: Is Wesleyan College the oldest women’s college in the U.S.?
A: Not only is Macon's Wesleyan College the oldest women's college, it proudly proclaims that it granted the first degrees to women. The school was chartered on Dec. 23, 1836. Classes began three years later with nearly 100 students and the school awarded its first degrees to 11 women on July 16, 1840. Many of these women had studied for two years at the Clinton Female Seminary before going to Wesleyan.
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