Atlanta, as Sherman left it. (The train depot). I think Sherman stopped the war by taking the "honor" out of it. Make it ugly, bring it home. Civil Wars, Atlanta History, Military History, American History, Georgia History, American Civil, Training Depot, Atlanta 1864, Sherman Departure
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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
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
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.