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City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, 26 September 1864. On verso: sketch of a fragmentary plan.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
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September 26, 1864
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. City Hall building with large cupola; shown surrounded by trees behind a wooden fence. Several Union soldiers are pictured in the road before the fence. Tents are set up on the lawn. Inscribed at lower left: 'City Hall / Atlanta Ga'; at upper right in black ink: 'Atlanta, Ga.' The verso is inscribed along upper edge: 'This Building is now occupied by officers / Soldiers are encamped in the Yard / Sept. 26th /64.'
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, October 29, 1864 (XIX:474): 93, with the title 'Sherman's Campaign--Scene at Atlanta--'. Background and figures altered by engraver. Scene from the occupation of Atlanta, during the Fall of 1864 following the Battle of July 22. The sketch of the floorplan was probably related to the Union Army's use of the building as an administrative Headquarters during the siege.
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