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Title
Where General McPherson was Killed
Contributor
[none noted]
Publication Information
The War Photograph & Exhibition Company
Los Angeles: Occidental College Library, 2008
Contributing Institution
Occidental College Library
Collection
Occidental College Stereographs
Rights Information
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Description
This is the place on the battlefield of Atlanta, Ga., where the gallant General McPherson was killed, in July, 1864. During the fight General McPherson rode into this piece of woods alone. It so happened that there was a small gap at this point, between the 16th and 17th Corps, during the severe fighting. McPherson did not know of this fatal gap and he rode through, directly into the enemy's line. The skirmishers of the Rebel General "Paddy Cleburne" were concealed in the underbrush; they fired and killed McPherson. He fell from this horse at this spot; the horse dashed back into our lines, and the General's aides seeing his horse riderless, charged into the woods and recovered the General's body, driving off the vandals who were robbing him of his watch and money.
A medium shot of dense underbrush. In the near ground, there is a cleared area with discarded pieces of clothing. Beyond that is a small tree with a note pinned to its trunk and the wheels and chassis of a broken down wagon. At left is a cannon ball.
According to the Library of Congress, many of the images shot during the Civil War are from the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection. The negatives were sold from collector to collector and, 25 years after being shot, were finally printed in this series in the 1880s and early 1890s by John C. Taylor. In 1907, the negatives were purchased by Edward B. Eaton to be used in several of his books regarding the Civil War. (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/cwphtml/cwpback.html) According to the Library of Congress, many of the images shot during the Civil War are from the Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection. The negatives were sold from collector to collector and, 25 years after being shot, were finally printed in this series in the 1880s and early 1890s by John C. Taylor. In 1907, the negatives were purchased by Edward B. Eaton to be used in several of his books regarding the Civil War. ( http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/cwphtml/cwpback.html )
The Klamm Collection has partial set, at least 54 black & white stereo views, from the American Civil War.
Type
image
Format
Black & white photographic stereograph.
image/jpeg
Extent
18 cm. wide x 9 cm. height
Identifier
3649
http://callimachus.org/cdm/ref/collection/p131301coll1/id/8
Language
English
Subject
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Historic sites
Death
Battlefields
Death, war, General
Place
Hartford, Conn
Source
Occidental College Library.
Relation
Special Collections. Charles D. Klamm Stereograph Collection. (sckla)

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