War Comes to Atlanta: 1864

War Comes to Atlanta: 1864

Atlanta, Georgia newspaper the Daily Intelligencer office by the railroad depot. Nice Civil War photo with a locomotive, a spirits distributor and a sign that says 'Lager Deer'. Photograph by George N. Barnard, 1864.

From LOC: "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."

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