General William T. Sherman, leaning on breach of gun

General Sherman Artillery

General William T. Sherman, leaning on breach of gun, and staff at Federal Fort No. 7

You are viewing an impressive image of Atlanta, Georgia General William T. Sherman, leaning on breach of gun, and staff at Federal Fort No. 7. It was taken in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902.

The picture shows 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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