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Trestle Bridge, at Whiteside
Trestle Bridge, at Whiteside
Resource Typeimage
TitleTrestle Bridge, at Whiteside
Coverage / Year1864
DescriptionReproduction of a black and white photograph of the trestle bridge at Whiteside. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great Battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas. New York, 1866. Dimensions: 8"x10".
Interpretation"The great bridge at Whiteside, as originally constructed, stood upon five piers of masonry, connected by arches of timber. This structure was destroyed by the rebels a short time previous to the battle of Chickamauga. The present bridge was erected by the First Michigan Engineers and mechanics, assisted by the Railroad Construction Corps, during the fall and winter of 1863. The trestle is composed of five stories of round timber cut from the adjacent forests." Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. (New York: Dover Publications, 1977), p. ix-x.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAntebellum Society and the Civil War;
Learning Standards16 History;
Author or CreatorBarnard, George N., 1819-1902
SourcePhoto reproductions from Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. New York, 1866
Subject / KeywordsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial Works; Bridges--Trestle
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division
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Resource IdentifierE468.7.B25 Plate 4
CONTENTdm file name56250212222002_barnard_plate4.jpg
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