Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

Battle of Atlanta

Showing the Battle for Atlanta, which Sherman won for the Union during the Civil War.

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Georgia. During the American Civil War, Atlanta served as an important railroad and military supply hub. In 1864, the city became the target of a major Union invasion. The area now covered by Atlanta was the scene of several battles. The rebuilding of the city was gradual. From 1867 until 1888, U.S. Army soldiers occupied McPherson Barracks in southwest Atlanta to ensure Reconstruction era reforms.

Atlanta, Georgia

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia as depicted in 1874. Atlanta, GA is the capital and the most populous…

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

Atlanta, Georgia

State buildings in Atlanta, Georgia after the American Civil War.

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

Bell Tower

An illustration of a bell tower in Augusta, Georgia as seen in 1874.

Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah, Georgia. It is the largest of the city's municipal cemeteries, containing nearly 160 acres.

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaveture Cemetery is a public cemetery located on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of…

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

Presbyterian Church

An illustration of the Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

The colonial seal of Georgia, with a ship underneath.

Colonial Georgia

The colonial seal of Georgia, with a ship underneath.

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

Cotton Bundles

An illustration of a cotton chute in Savannah, Georgia.

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and weaving machinery. Cotton was the leading sector in the Industrial Revolution, as a cotton spinning was mechanized in mills.

Cotton Mill

An illustration of a cotton mill in Columbus, Georgia. A cotton mill is a factory housing spinning and…

An illustration of two Georgia Crackers, a term that refers to the original American pioneer settlers of the Province of Georgia and their descendants. These were frontier people whose culture on self-reliance and simplicity has survived into the modern times.

Georgia Crackers

An illustration of two Georgia Crackers, a term that refers to the original American pioneer settlers…

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

Custom House

An illustration of the Custom House located in Savannah, Georgia (1874).

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Savannah Docks

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

"Surrender of Fort Macon, GA., April 26th, 1862. Exterior on side facing the Federal Batteries, showing effect of shot on the glacis and walls." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Fort Macon

"Surrender of Fort Macon, GA., April 26th, 1862. Exterior on side facing the Federal Batteries, showing…

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Fountain

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a…

The official seal of the U.S. state of Georgia in 1889.

Georgia

The official seal of the U.S. state of Georgia in 1889.

The United States seal of Georgia with Lookout Mountain in the background.

Georgia

The United States seal of Georgia with Lookout Mountain in the background.

The state banner of Georgia, the empire state of the south.

Georgia

The state banner of Georgia, the empire state of the south.

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1875

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1875

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1876

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1881

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1881

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1890

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1890

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1904

Georgia seal

Seal of the state of Georgia, 1904

A banner and seal for the Georgia Trustees, above a ship

Georgia Trustees Seal

A banner and seal for the Georgia Trustees, above a ship

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

Grave

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

"Greene and Pulaski monument."—Lossing, 1851

Greene and Pulaski Monument

"Greene and Pulaski monument."—Lossing, 1851

Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 - November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States.

Joseph Habersham

Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 - November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician,…

Hibiscus coccineus flowers are bright scarlet. The flowers bloom in July and August. The shrubs grow between four and eight feet tall. These shrubs are native to the marshy areas of Florida and Georgia.

Flowering Branch of Hibiscus Coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus flowers are bright scarlet. The flowers bloom in July and August. The shrubs grow…

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

House

An illustration of a house located in Savannah, Georgia that was occupied by General Sherman.

James "Left Eye" Jackson (September 21, 1757–March 19, 1806) was an early Georgia politician of the Democratic-Republican Party. Senator from Georgia.

James Jackson

James "Left Eye" Jackson (September 21, 1757–March 19, 1806) was an early Georgia politician of the…

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Landscape

An illustration of a man standing on a ledge of Lookout Mountain looking over a valley. Lookout Mountain,…

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. It is one of the southernmost ridge mountains of the Appalachians.

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama,…

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north of Georgia. Yonah is the Cherokee word for Bear.

Yonah Mountain

Yonah Mountain (more commonly referred to as Yonah) is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest…

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder of the colony of Georgia. A social reformer in England, he hoped to resettle England's poor, especially those in debtors prison, in the New World. Oglethorpe sailed for 88 days, arriving in Charleston, South Carolina on the ship Anne, in late 1732, and settled near the present site of Savannah, Georgia on February 12, 1733.

General James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe (1/2/22/1696 - 6/30/1785) was a British general, a philanthropist and was the founder…

Oglethorpe was a member of the British parliament and settled Savannah.

James Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe was a member of the British parliament and settled Savannah.

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

An English general and the founder of the state of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

An English general and the founder of the state of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe, who established the chartered colony of Georgia.

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia.…

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution

Andrew Pickens

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

Savannah Sergeant of Police

An illustration of a Savannah, Georgia sergeant of police.

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837 and is named for General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born Revolutionary War hero who died of wounds received in the Siege of Savannah (1776). It is one of the few squares without a monument -- General Pulaski's statues is actually in nearby Monterey Square.

Pulaski Monument

An illustration of the Pulanski monument located in Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski was laid out in 1837…

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

Mission Ridge

Mission ridge is located on the a plateau commonly referred to as Lookout Mountain.

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. Two tributaries of the Savannah, the Tugaloo Rivers and the Chattooga River, form the northernmost part of the border. The Savannah River drainage basin extends into the southeastern side of the Appalachian Mountains just inside North Carolina, bounded by the Eastern Continental Divide. The ricer is about 350 miles long.

Savannah River

The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between…

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

Rock Formation

An illustration of a view from Rock City.

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia

An illustration of Savannah, Georgia.

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

Southern Republic Built From The Ruins

A political cartoon of the Southern states being built from the ruins after the Civil War.

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia's state house as depicted in 1874.

State House

An illustration of Atlanta, Georgia's state house as depicted in 1874.

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. He was Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia.…

A view of the prison-pen at Millen, Georgia.

The prison at Millen

A view of the prison-pen at Millen, Georgia.

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia

George Walton

(1749-1804) First Governor of Georgia