Descendents of Andrew’s Raider donate Medal of Honor
by Sally Litchfield
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Descendants of a Wilson W. Brown, a Union soldier who was part of the group that stole the General locomotive from Kennesaw in 1862, recently donated a 110-year-old Medal of Honor to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw.

Brown received the Medal of Honor in 1863 for his participation in the Great Locomotive Chase, also known as The Andrews’ Raid. The medal his descendants donated was a duplicate that Brown received in 1904.

The family also donated written accounts and personal belongings of Brown’s including a letter he received in 1906 from William A. Fuller Jr., the son of the Confederate conductor who pursued the Raiders from Kennesaw to Ringgold, where the Raid ended, and Brown’s 1909 handwritten account of the raid.

With the Brown medal, the museum holds two Medals of Honor. The other was awarded to Sgt. John M. Scott and received in 2012.

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is at 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw.

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Anna Cate MacLeod, who just finished fifth grade at West Side Elementary in Marietta, spotted Gov. Nathan Deal outside a restaurant in Darien. She approached the governor and asked him if she could take a selfie with him. His response was, “Well, sure!”

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On June 25 at 1:30 p.m., the Book Exchange invites readers to a literary luncheon at Gabriel’s Desserts in Marietta for Mary Alice Monroe, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 13 novels. Monroe will discuss and sign copies of her just-released new novel, “The Summer Wind.” A noted conservationist, Monroe’s numerous writing awards include the International Fiction Award for Green Fiction.

The event fee of $27 includes lunch and a copy of “The Summer Wind.” To RSVP by June 24, visit the Book Exchange at 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, or call (770) 427-4848.

Gabriel’s Desserts is at 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta.

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Fashion spotlight of the week: Greeting summer in a “just gone to Nantucket” look — sleeveless a-line pink patchwork madras plaid dress — pretty Amy Slade of Marietta.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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