Museum of the Confederacy - Rebel Works in Front of Atlanta, Ga., No. 1, 1864; printed 1866 Albumen print; 10 x 14 ¼ in.
George N. Barnard embedded with the Army of the Cumberland in Nashville as Union Gen. William T. Sherman advanced toward Atlanta in May 1864. After Confederate forces evacuated the city, Barnard followed the path of Sherman’s notorious “March to the Sea,” which left a trail of devastation in its wake. In 1866, Barnard published Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign.