Confederate Entrenchments, 1864
As Sherman approached Atlanta in 1864, ten miles of fortifications were constructed to defend the city. Designed by railroad engineer Lemuel P. Grant, the entrenchments were built using slave labor. This defense line was constructed near Ephraim Ponder’s house on Marietta Road (present-day site of Georgia Tech near North Avenue).
Follow #CWATL for more. Images represent the approximate location of George N. Barnard’s Civil War photos over scenes from modern-day Atlanta.