• Creator
  • Barnard, George N., 1819-1902
  • Created Date
  • 3-22-02
  • Description
  • Reproduction of a black and white photograph of the ruins of the Railroad Depot in Charleston, South Carolina. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great Battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas. New York, 1866. Dimensions: 8"x10". The Wilmington depot had been blown up... more
    Reproduction of a black and white photograph of the ruins of the Railroad Depot in Charleston, South Carolina. Source: Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, Embracing Scenes of the Occupation of Nashville, the Great Battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas. New York, 1866. Dimensions: 8"x10". The Wilmington depot had been blown up and several lives lost. This accident occurred in the following manner: The rebels had left behind in the depot a large quantity of powder in kegs and cartridges. A number of boys thought it fine sport to throw the cartridges among the burning bales of cotton in the immediate vicinity. The powder dropped along the way to the fires soon communicated to the powder in the depot, and a terrific explosion followed which left the depot in ruin and flames. Over a hundred and fifty are thought to have been burned to death, while about a hundred more were wounded by the explosion." Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. (New York: Dover Publications, 1977), p. xviii. Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History. less
  • Format
  • Barnard_plate61.jpg