List of Andrews Raiders

Participants in the Great Locomotive Chase, or Andrews's Raid, 1862.

Image Rank Name Unit Following Raid Medal of Honor Notes
Civilian James J. Andrews
(c. 1829 – 1862)
None Captured; tried May; escaped June 1; recaptured June 2; hanged June 7, 1862 Ineligible as a civilian Leader of the raid
Private William Bensinger
(1840–1918)
21st Ohio Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863 Later promoted to captain
Private Wilson W. Brown
(1837–1916)
21st Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Engineer. Later promoted to 2nd lieutenant. Wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Private Robert Buffum
(1828–1871)
21st Ohio Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863 Later promoted to 2nd lieutenant
Civilian William Hunter Campbell
(1839–1862)
None Hanged June 18, 1862 Ineligible as a civilian
Corporal Daniel A. Dorsey
(1838–1918)
33rd Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Later promoted to 1st lieutenant
Corporal Martin J. Hawkins
(1830–1886)
33rd Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Engineer. Overslept and did not participate; attempted to enlist in Confederate unit; later promoted to sergeant
Private William James Knight
(1837–1916)
21st Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Engineer.
Corporal Samuel Llewellyn
(1841–1915)
33rd Ohio Deserted back to Federal lines prior to Raid No award Did not participate; enlisted in a Confederate unit before reaching Marietta; later promoted to sergeant
Sergeant Elihu H. Mason
(1831–1896)
21st Ohio Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863 Later promoted to captain. Later captured in Battle of Chickamauga.
Private Jacob Parrott
(1843–1908)
33rd Ohio Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863
(First)
Later promoted to 1st lieutenant
Corporal William Pittenger
(1840–1904)
2nd Ohio
Company G
Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863 Later promoted to sergeant
Private John Reed Porter
(1838–1923)
21st Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Overslept and did not participate; attempted to enlist in Confederate unit; later promoted to 1st lieutenant; last living raider
Corporal William H. H. Reddick
(1840–1903)
33rd Ohio Exchanged March 18, 1863 March 25, 1863 Later promoted to 2nd lieutenant
Private Samuel Robertson
(1843–1862)
33rd Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 September 17, 1863 Received award posthumously
Sergeant Major Marion A. Ross
(1832–1862)
2nd Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 September 17, 1863 Received award posthumously
Sergeant John Morehead Scott
(1839–1862)
21st Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 August 4, 1866 Received award posthumously
Private Charles Perry Shadrack
(1840–1862)
2nd Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 July 3, 2024 Real name was Phillip Gephart Shadrach. MOH authorized under Public Law January 28, 2008 (H.R. 4986; sec 564), however, by omission, this was not awarded until 2024.
Private Samuel Slavens
(1831–1862)
33rd Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 July 28, 1883 Received award posthumously
Private Ovid Wellford Smith
(1844–1868)
2nd Ohio Arrested but not identified as a raider. Somehow returned to federal lines. July 6, 1864 Used name James Smith. Did not participate because he was detained by Confederate Army. Enlisted in a Confederate unit before reaching Marietta.[1] Later promoted to corporal.
Private George Davenport Wilson
(1830–1862)
2nd Ohio Hanged June 18, 1862 July 3, 2024 MOH authorized under Public Law January 28, 2008 (H.R. 4986; sec 565) however, by omission, this was not awarded until 2024.
Private John Alfred Wilson
(1832–1904)
21st Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863
Private John Wollam
(1840–1890)
33rd Ohio Captured. Escaped June 1. Recaptured late June. Escaped again October 16. July 20, 1864 Later captured in Battle of Chickamauga.
Private Mark Wood
(1839–1866)
21st Ohio Escaped October 16 September 17, 1863 Later captured in Battle of Chickamauga. Promoted to 2nd lieutenant.

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