Thursday, September 02, 2010

General William Tecumseh Sherman and Union troops enter Atlanta

On September 2, 1864 the Union forces of General William Tecumseh Sherman march into Atlanta.

[Atlanta, Ga. Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7]. George N. Barnard, 1819-1902, photographer. CREATED, PUBLISHED [1864] SPECIAL TERMS OF USE
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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

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