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Savannah, looking up the River
Savannah, looking up the River
Resource Typeimage
TitleSavannah, looking up the River
Coverage / Year1866
DescriptionReproduction of a black and white photograph of Savannah, looking up the River. 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 rebels had abandoned the works in General Barnum's front but a short time when the discovery was made. At sunrise the town was occupied by General Geary's division, whose splendid state of discipline will long be remembered by the citizens of Savannah. Prior to ordering the different commands to the portions of the city to be occupied by them, General Geary addressed the troops, asking that the reputation of the 'White Star Division' should be kept as far above the stains that marauding and pillaging would cast upon it, as it had been when in front of the enemy, by the tried bravery of officers and men." 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; Savannah (GA.)--History--Siege, 1864
Collection PublisherChicago Public Library, Special Collections and Preservation Division
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Resource IdentifierE468.7.B25 Plate 49
CONTENTdm file name9535118842002_barnard_plate49.jpg
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