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image located by Valentin Poposki, 9 May 2008
The flag of the City of Kennesaw, Georgia, is white with black and white version of the city seal on it. The seal contains the famous locomotive "General". Here is short story about the "General":
"On April 12, 1862, James J. Andrews and a band of Union Civil War spies stole the General locomotive from under the watchful eyes of guards at nearby Confederate Camp McDonald while train passengers and crew were eating breakfast at the Lacy Hotel in Big Shanty, which is now Kennesaw. Follow in the footsteps of Confederate Conductor William Fuller as he chases "Andrews Raiders" with a dramatic tour featuring an exciting movie about the Great Locomotive Chase, a facade of the Lacy Hotel, a tunnel, and the General locomotive. The spies were stopped just before reaching Chattanooga . Those who were caught, including Andrews and Sgt. John Scott, were hanged. The Union participants of the Great Locomotive Chase were later among the first recipients of the Medal of Honor, many posthumously. Learn more about the Civil War spies in the Museum's Raiders Gallery that features Sgt. Scott's Medal of Honor, as well as photos and information about all 22 raiders."The story is from the City of Kennesaw Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History website. Information, photos of the flag and image of the seal thanks to Debra Taylor, CMC, City of Kennesaw.
The seal on the flag is different from the one in the PDF Valentin got; the locomotive in the flag's seal is significantly smaller, and B/W as opposed to colored.
Eugene Ipavec, 20 August 2010