Confederate defensive works around Atlanta, Georgia

Made:
1864 in Atlanta
maker:
George N Barnard

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'Confederate defensive works around Atlanta, Georgia' A photograph of a Confederate artillery battery defending the city of Atlanta in Georgia, America
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A photograph of a Confederate artillery battery defending the city of Atlanta in Georgia, America, taken by GN Barnard (1819-1902) in 1864. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States.1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

A photograph of a Confederate artillery battery defending the city of Atlanta in Georgia, America, taken by G N Barnard (1819-1902) in 1864. This photograph is from an album entitled 'Canada and the United States. 1867' by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), who toured Canada and America in 1867.

The Union Army besieged Atlanta from July 1864, finally capturing it in September despite the formidable defences shown in this photograph. The siege was part of the bitter campaign fought by General Sherman known as the March to the Sea.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/1/86
type:
photograph
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford

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