Designs for Gate and Stone Fence
- Title:Designs for Gate and Stone Fence
- Date:ca. 1863
- Description:This image depicts three separate drawings on one sheet done in a scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot. The drawings show a stone wall with a wooden gate and stone or concrete gate posts mounted into a wood and rubble below-ground structure, which is shown in a detail.
- Historical Note:This engineering drawing, which was found in the papers of William Alonzo Wainright, United States Assistant Quartermaster, 1861-1870, shows a design apparently intended for the Chattanooga National Cemetery, where re-burial of Union casualties began under the command of General George H. Thomas on November 25, 1863. Drawn in ink on paper with fancy block lettering, three separate views illustrate a stone wall supported by an embankment, a wide wooden gate with a smaller gate door, and either stone or concrete gateposts to be buried below grade in a wooden structure made from timbers arranged as crossed rectangles. During Wainright's tenure, the Quartermaster Department of the U.S. Army oversaw the creation of national cemeteries, which entailed retrieving and identifying bodies and reinterring them on newly landscaped burial grounds at Knoxville, Murfreesboro, Atlanta, and Chattanooga.
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- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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