SUMMARY: 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.
NOTES: Stereo filed in LOT 4191. Reference: Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0689
Title from Milhollen and Mugridge. Two plates form left (LC-B811-3623A) and right (LC-B811-3623B) halves of a stereograph pair; with variant view plate (LC-B811-3623D).
Forms part of Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) MEDIUM: 2 negatives (3 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion. CALL NUMBER: LC-B811- 3623.
PART OF:Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress) REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA