Tenn. Railroad Yard and Depot with Locomotives; the Capitol in Distance
- Creator:George N. Barnard (1819-1902)
- Title:Tenn. Railroad Yard and Depot with Locomotives; the Capitol in Distance
- Description:Scene of rail yard and Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad Depot designed by architect and engineer Adolphus Heiman. Tennessee State Capitol visible in the background. Four locomotives stand next to the depot. Tents behind building to the right of the depot.
- Historical Note:Barnard was a photographer in the Topographical Branch of the Department of Engineers, Army of the Cumberland, United States Army with offices based at 89 Church Street in Nashville beginning in December 1863. Nashville had been captured by Federal troops in February of 1862 and Chattanooga had fallen in November 1863. Barnard traveled to Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga in 1864. His focus in his work was the locations of strategic interest to the military: railroads, bridges and battlefields. Between January and September of 1864 Nashville was the scene of great activity as approximately 140,000 troops and immense amounts of supplies passed through the city as the Federal campaign moved south.This image of the Nashville rail yard shows the Nashville & Chattanooga Depot, designed by architect and engineer Adolphus Heiman. The Tennessee State Capitol is visible in the background.
- Institution:Library of Congress
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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