Atlanta in Ruins, Circa 1864
Depicted are the runis of a depot that was blown up on Sherman's departure. The destruction was part of Sherman's March, also known as the Georgia and Carolinas Campaigns, which lasted 1864-1865. Sherman and his troops started in Georgia, then made their way up to North Carolina. The march consisted of burning farms and plantations; destroying railroads, buildings, and sometimes homes; and freeing enslaved Black people.
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Barnard, George N. [Atlanta, Ga. Ruins of depot, blown up on Sherman's departure]. c.1864. Negative: glass, stereograph, wet collodion. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwp.4a39772/?co=cwp (Accessed December 10, 2018)
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