Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
Fall of Atlanta
Union general William T. Sherman's soldiers destroy railroad tracks in Atlanta, Georgia, after the civilian population had been ordered to evacuate the city in September 1864. Official Union photographer George N. Barnard went to the city shortly after Sherman had conquered it, and then followed the general on his subsequent march to the sea, which culminated in the fall of Savannah on December 21, 1864. This stereograph image was published in New York as part of the ongoing war coverage.