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Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

Atlanta, Georgia

CREATED/PUBLISHED
[1864]

Description
Photograph of the War in the West.

These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15.

Created/Published: 1864

Bernard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer.

 

Atlanta, Ga. The steam engines "Telegraph" and "O.A. Bull" remain amidst the ruins of a Confederate enginehouse.

The Steam Engines "Telegraph" and "O.A. Bull"

 

Atlanta Railroad Depot Atlanta, Ga. Railroad depot; a nearer view.

 

Atlanta, Ga. Soldiers on boxcars at railroad depot.

Civil War Soldiers on a Box Car

 

Civil War refugees in a boxcar Atlanta, Ga. Boxcars with refugees at railroad depot.

 

Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta Intelligencer office by the railroad depot.

Atlanta Intelligencer office during the Civil War

 

View of White Hall Street with a wagon train. Atlanta,  Ga Northward view across the tracks on Whitehall Street, with wagon train.

 

Atlanta, Ga. Railroad depot and yard; Trout House and Masonic Hall in background.

Civil War railroad depot

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