Revolted States

Blood and Fire
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A reviewing stand seating a crowd of spectators located next to the Treasury Building during the Grand Review of the Armies, Washington, D.C., May 1865. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.
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A reviewing stand seating a crowd of spectators located next to the Treasury Building during the Grand Review of the Armies, Washington, D.C., May 1865. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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The Fall of Atlanta:

The city of Atlanta, Georgia fell to Union forces under Major General William T. Sherman on September 2, 1864, following a six week siege after the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864.

Photos from the series: Selected Views from “Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign” by George N. Barnard, Photographer, 1862 - 1865

The impact of the fall of Atlanta was instrumental in the eventual victory for the Federal forces. It boosted morale in the North and insured the reelection of President Abraham Lincoln which meant that the war would continue to the South’s capitulation. Until then, with no major Confederate Army left to contest Sherman and his men, he would order them to move east, towards Savannah, and from there, north into the Carolinas. Unopposed, Sherman’s Army brought the war to the heart of the South and to its civilian population.

These photos are from a series by George Barnard. Once an employee of Matthew Brady Studios, Barnard worked for the Topographical Branch of the Army Engineers after December 1863. Assigned to Sherman’s Army, he captured many of the images of the Atlanta Campaign on early photographic equipment.

via The Atlanta Campaign of 1864: The Camera at War

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Soldiers of the 7th Illinois Infantry at Lookout Mountain, 1864. Source: LOC.

Soldiers of the 7th Illinois Infantry at Lookout Mountain, 1864. Source: LOC.

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Jeune Fille de Concarneau (1883). François Alfred Delobbe (French, 1835-1920). Oil on canvas.
The girl depicted in this painting is believed to have been Adolphe Bouguereau’s mistress and later François Delobbe’s. The companion work to this painting depicts three girls by the sea and hangs in the National Museum in Bucharest.

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Jeune Fille de Concarneau (1883). François Alfred Delobbe (French, 1835-1920). Oil on canvas.

The girl depicted in this painting is believed to have been Adolphe Bouguereau’s mistress and later François Delobbe’s. The companion work to this painting depicts three girls by the sea and hangs in the National Museum in Bucharest.

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Union soldiers of the 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing in Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio, c. 1863. The unit was later renamed the 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment.
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Union soldiers of the 127th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing in Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio, c. 1863. The unit was later renamed the 5th United States Colored Infantry Regiment.

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