Looking Down the Valley of Running Water Creek Near Whitesides, Tenn -1864- Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. Bridge on the Left
- Creator:George N. Barnard (1819-1902)
- Title:Looking Down the Valley of Running Water Creek Near Whitesides, Tenn -1864- Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. Bridge on the Left
- Description:This photograph depicts a wooden railroad bridge and military encampment.
- Historical Note:Captain Orlando M. Poe sent George Barnard, a photographer in the Topographical Branch of the Department of Engineers, Army of the Cumberland, United States Army, to Chattanooga in early February 1864 to document the landscape. Barnard focused on railroads, battlefields and on the Lookout Mountain area. This bridge near Whiteside’s was considered a highly strategic location. The bridge had been constructed some months prior to this photograph by Federal army engineers. Note the defensive blockhouse in the foreground.
- Institution:Library of Congress
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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