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The merchandise being auctioned is described by a chilling sign on the front of the establishment, "Auction and Negro Sales". The building is a slave auction house in the south. While this is a very sad picture, taken in 1864, the institution of slavery was near extinction in the US. Slavery would end in 1865 with Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Happily on this day (July 28) in the year 1868, the 14th amendment to the US constitution was passed, giving full citizenship to Afri

Civil War Atlanta-- 1864. Photo by George N. Barnard. This is for my uncle clay.

You are looking at an intriguing picture of Atlanta, Georgia Ruins of depot, blown up on Sherman's departure. It was taken in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902.

1864. "Atlanta, Georgia. Street view." To the right, a hatter. Everywhere else, dirt and mud. Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard.

Photo of Atlanta, Georgia Railroad depot. It was made in 1864 by Barnard, George N., 1819-1902.

Atlanta, Ga. Soldiers on boxcars at railroad depot. [1864].

Following the evacuation of Atlanta, Confederate forces blew up Hood's ammunition train leading to the first burning of Atlanta on the early morning hours of Sep. 1, 1864. Photo from Atlanta Resurgens (Atlanta: First National Bank of Atlanta, 1971), p. 17

Gen. William T. Sherman on Horseback at Federal Fort No. 7 - Atlanta GA, 1864

Two years after Sherman left Atlanta, the saloon is up and running and the bank is still in ruins. #priorities

Above we show a vital photo of Atlanta, Georgia General William T. Sherman on horseback at Federal Fort No. 7. These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864.

Sherman in Atlanta 1864

Atlanta, Georgia… Sherman’s Men Tearing Up Railroad Track. Photographed in 1864 by Barnard, George N. Sherman’s 62,000 men marched out of Atlanta “into the fat fields of Georgia like locusts devouring the land”, Sherman tore up every mile of railroad track and almost every station.