From Fort Negley, Nashville, Tenn., March 1864, Looking North East
- Creator:George N. Barnard (1819-1902)
- Title:From Fort Negley, Nashville, Tenn., March 1864, Looking North East
- Description:This panoramic photograph taken from an upper level of the fort shows log construction, earth walls reinforced with stone, and bunker-like structures, as well as uniformed Union soldiers, tents, cannons, and a look out tower. In the distance are low tree-covered hills and a few scattered houses across a relatively flat landscape.
- Historical Note:Barnard was a photographer in the Topographical Branch of the Department of Engineers, Army of the Cumberland, United States Army. He traveled to Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga in 1864. Fort Negley, a star-shaped fortification, was designed by Army of the Ohio chief engineer James St. Clair Morton and constructed largely by African Americans, both freedmen and conscripted labor. The fort overlooked the junction of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad and the Tennessee and Allatoona Railroad. Barnard later made single views of Fort Negley and the Tennessee State Capitol. This image was taken in March 1864, and shows a view in the general direction of Vine Street, where Polk Place, home of Sarah Childress Polk, was located.
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