General Sherman in Atlanta Georgia

General Sherman in Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia General William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7

Above we show a vital photo of Atlanta, Georgia General William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7. It was made in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902.

The illustration documents 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.

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