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Columbia, S.C., from the Capitol
Columbia, S.C., from the Capitol
Resource Typeimage
TitleColumbia, S.C., from the Capitol
Coverage / Year1865
DescriptionReproduction of a black and white photograph of Columbia taken from the Capitol. 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"An incident that occurred on the afternoon of the 17th will be remembered with pleasure, showing as it does the respect with which the memory of the soldiers who fell in the Mexican war is regarded. Near the new Capitol was erected a bronzed palmetto tree as a monument to the soldiers of South Carolina who fell during the war with Mexico. In the sides of the pedestal which form the base of the monument are placed in bronzed letters the names of the fallen heroes; some ruthless campaigners were engaged in knocking off such of these letters as would designate their companies, when a number of soldiers interfered and posted a guard to prevent further depredations on a monument to the memory of men who died fighting their country's battles." 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 53
CONTENTdm file name624318842002_barnard_plate53.jpg
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