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VIEWS IN ATLANTA.
ON this page and on
we give two views in
ATLANTA. The view on this page represents the
State Railroad Depot and the surrounding district, showing the effect of
SHERMAN'S bombardment previous to the evacuation of the city. The sketch given
on page 668 represents the rebels in the act of moving south. When SHERMAN took
possession he ordered all the citizens, loyal and disloyal, to leave the city,
it being his intention to make Atlanta a strong military post. A truce of ten
days was established between the two armies for carrying out the order.
GENERAL R. J. OGLESBY.
BRIGADIER-GENERAL RICHARD J.
OGLESBY was a lawyer of distinction in Decatur, Illinois, and a member of the
State Senate when the war broke out. At the first signal he raised a regiment
(the Eighth Illinois) for the three months' service, and with it was ordered to
Cairo, where it formed part of the small force under General PRENTISS. He took
an active part in the various minor operations inaugurated against the rebels on
the Missouri and Kentucky shores ; but it was not until General GRANT began his
operations against the great rebel strong-holds on the Cumberland and Tennessee
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MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD J. OGLESBY.-[PHOTOGRAPHED BY BARNEY, DECATUR, ILL.]
SALLY-PORT AT FORT MORGAN, MOBILE POINT, AFTER ITS SURRENDER, AUGUST 23, 1864.
[SKETCHED BY LIEUTENANT GEORGE SLATER.]