Chattanooga, Tennesee, USA, from the north, 1864.
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Albumen print by G N Barnard, from the album asembled by John Downes Rochfort. Rochfort visited all the major American Civil War sites in 1867 and some of the photographs he purchased en route have since become some of that war's best known images. This view of Chattanooga shows the north face of Lookout Mountain and Cameron Hill in front of it . A temporary military bridge has been built acros this river. This was the site of the Confederate defeat at the battle of Chattanooga in 1863, although the photograph was probably taken during General William T Sherman's Georgia campaign in November 1864. Chattanooga was esential to the Union forces as the supply and logistics base for their march to Atlanta.