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Civil War Harper's Weekly, August 6, 1864

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AUGUST 6, 1864.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

501

GENERAL SHERMAN'S ADVANCE—GALLANT ACTION OF COLONEL WALCOT'S BRIGADE, JUNE 15, 1864.—[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]

GEN. SHERMAN'S ADVANCE.

WE give on this and the preceding page five sketches illustrating General SHERMAN'S advance on Atlanta. Most of these—all on page 500—are topographical. We have in a previous number

given a view of Kenesaw, as seen from Pine Mountain; SHERMAN'S advance, July 8, flanking the rebels out of that formidable position, enables us now to furnish a nearer view.

Kenesaw is a double mountain, and presents a bold eminence overlooking the hilly ridges around

it. One of the peaks rises some distance above the other, and for distinction the lower is called Little Kenesaw. The rebels driven, June 20, from Pine and Lost Mountains, contracted their lines. confining their operations to the defense of Kenesaw, which they maintained for a fortnight.

From Kenesaw to Marietta—the public square of which is represented on the same page—the distance is only two or three miles. The names of the prominent buildings have been taken from the neighboring mountain which we have just described. The town of Marietta, having a population of no (Next Page)

Lieutenant Edge.

Osterhaus.

GENERAL SHERMAN'S ADVANCE—VIEW OF ATLANTA FROM THE SIGNAL STATION.—[SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.]

Walcot Brigade
Sherman's March on Alanta

 

 

  

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