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Began working for the Western & Atlantic Railroad September 8, 1855. Left January, 1870 during Gov. Bullock’s administration for two years to work for Macon & Western Railroad, returning to the W&ARR in 1876. Chief Marshall of Atlanta, September 2, 1865 to October 15, 1865. In later years, became very possessive of the story of the Andrews Raid, taking others to task for not telling it his way.

Born April 15, 1836, Henry County, GA, to William Alexander Fuller; mother unknown.

Died December 28, 1905, Atlanta, GA.

Buried Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta. Inscription on imposing grave monument: “On April 12, 1862, Captain Fuller pursued and after a race of 80 miles from Big Shanty Northward on the Western & Atlantic railroad, re-captured the historic war-engine General which had been seized by 22 Federal soldiers in disguise, thereby preventing the destruction of the bridges of the railroad and the consequent dismemberment of the Confederacy.”

Married Lulu Asher in 1850 (d. 1872); none of the four children survived. Married Susan C. Alford in 1874 (d. October 15, 1916); son William Alford Fuller and four daughters.

Commissioned Captain, August 3, 1863, by Gov. Joseph E. Brown, six months Independent State Railroad Guards. Commissioned again, February 23, 1864, same.

Special Georgia Gold Medal, February 17, 1950, Georgia House Resolution No. 127-784e, Georgia Laws 1950, Atlanta, Foote & Davies, pp. 2914, 15-16; Approved February 17, 1950. Medal presented to son William Alford Fuller, May 15, 1950.

 

NORTH

Andrews | Bensinger
Brown
| Buell
Buffum | Campbell
Dorsey | Hawkins
Knight | Llewellyn
Mason |
Mitchel
Parrott
| Pittenger
Porter
| Reddick
Robertson
| Ross
Scott
| Shadrach
Slavens
| Smith
G.Wilson
| J.Wilson
Wollam | Wood

SOUTH
Bond | Bracken
Cain
| Cox
Fuller | Haney
Harbin
| Henderson
Martin | Murphy
Smith
| Stokley

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