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City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, 26 September 1864; verso: sketch of a fragmentary plan

Object Number: 
1945.580.78
Date: 
September 26, 1864
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 18.4 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "City Hall / Atlanta Ga"; at upper right in black ink: "Atlanta, Ga"; verso inscribed along upper edge in graphite: This Building is now occupied by officers / Soldiers are encamped in the Yard / Sept. 26th /64"
Description: 
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 29 October 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 22 July. The sketch of the floorplan was probably related to the Union Army's use of the building as an administrative Headquarters during the seige.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group