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Scene of General McPherson's Death
Scene of General McPherson's Death
Resource Typeimage
TitleScene of General McPherson's Death
Coverage / Year1864 to 1866
DescriptionReproduction of a black and white photograph of the scene of General McPherson's death. 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 McPherson, unattended except by a single orderly, rode rapidly down the line toward the point of attack. The General, supposing that the Sixteenth Corps had connected with the Seventeenth, followed the continuation of the line of the latter corps, and by so doing went through the space left between the left of Seventeenth and right of the Sixteenth Corps directly into the rebel line. He was killed instantly by a musket bullet fired by one of a small squad of skirmishers. These did not obtain possession of his body, which was soon conveyed to the rear by members of his staff." Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. (New York: Dover Publications, 1977), p. xv.
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
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division
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Resource IdentifierE468.7.B25 Plate 35
CONTENTdm file name4845718842002_barnard_plate35.jpg
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