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        Civil War Battles: Atlanta | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Explore images of the city, Confederate defenses, and ruins from the battle that took place in Atlanta, Georgia. The City of Atlanta fell to Union forces, commanded by William Tecumseh Sherman, in July of 1864. The fall of Atlanta was a blow to the Confederate Army and a critical victory for the North and Abraham Lincoln, who used the momentum of the win to fuel his reelection campaign. 

        Confederate Palisades | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Confederate palisades and war-damaged chevaux-de-frise in a former Confederate fort near R.R. Potter's house and the Western & Atlantic railroad, Atlanta, November, 1864, during Gen. Sherman's occupation of the city. Photo: George Barnard (1819-1902). Source: Library of Congress Prints & Photo. Div.

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        The Shell-Damaged Ponder House in Atlanta, Georgia | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        November, 1864 photograph showing damage done by Union shelling of the Ponder House at the end of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, with Confederate breastworks in the backyard. Photo: George N. Barnard (1819-1902). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Panoramic View of Atlanta, 1864 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Panoramic view of Atlanta, Georgia, from the top of the Female Seminary, extending from the Medical College to a point on Peachtree Street. Taken in October of 1864, shortly after the city fell to Gen. Sherman. Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photo. Div.

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        Wagon Train in Atlanta, 1864 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A column of General Sherman's supply wagons makes its way through Whitehall Street, Atlanta. Photo credit: George N. Barnard (1819-1902). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Atlanta Intelligencer Office by the Railroad Depot | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photography of the Atlanta Intelligencer newspaper office by the railroad depot, shortly after the city fell to General Sherman. Photo credit: George N. Barnard (1819-1902). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

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        Destroyed Roundhouse, 1866 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph of the destroyed Atlanta roundhouse, with steam engines and train cars in place, but with collapsed stone walls, 1866. (Gen. Sherman ordered all military assets to be destroyed before leaving the city.) Photo: George Barnard (1819-1902). Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photo. Div.

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