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The New Capitol, Columbia, S.C.
The New Capitol, Columbia, S.C.
Resource Typeimage
TitleThe New Capitol, Columbia, S.C.
Coverage / Year1865
DescriptionReproduction of a black and white photograph of the New Capitol, Columbia, S. C. 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"General Sherman left the line of the Savannah river early in February, 1865, and occupied Columbia, S. C., on the morning of the 17th. The sights of this day will never be forgotten by those who witnessed the devastation and suffering caused by the burning of the city. The yet unfurnished edifice, which was to have been the Capitol of the State of South Carolina, was one of the few building of any pretension that escaped the flames. The old Capitol was one of the first buildings burnt." Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. (New York: Dover Publications, 1977), p. xvii.
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; Columbia, S.C., Burning of, 1865
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division
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Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierE468.7.B25 Plate 52
CONTENTdm file name46618842002_barnard_plate52.jpg
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