Looking west of the north side of Decatur Street between Loyd Street (now Central Avenue) and Marietta Street in downtown
In mid-September 1864, George N. Barnard arrives in Atlanta. He is the official photographer of Sherman’s Army. While army engineers survey roads, rail lines, and topography, he photographs fortifications, streets, and the rail yard. Barnard completes around 200 photographs of Atlanta. His are all the known images of Civil War Atlanta.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Atlanta History Center commemorate the 150th anniversary of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march into Georgia with the original series, “37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.”