Wagon train on Marietta Street, Atlanta, 1864.

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.

Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Federal soldiers by gun in captured fort, Atlanta, 1864.

Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Gen. William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7, Atlanta, 1864.

Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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