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…

William Gannaway Brownlow was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. Serving during Reconstruction following the American Civil War, Brownlow was strongly pro-Union.

William Gannaway Brownlow

William Gannaway Brownlow was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from…

Andrew Johnson, who took office after Lincoln's assassination.

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson, who took office after Lincoln's assassination.

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Philosopher"-Willson, 1859.

Philosopher

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Philosopher"-Willson, 1859.

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.

Printers Boy

"Willson's Historical Series- Franklin, The Printer's Boy"-Willson, 1859.