Atlanta, Like the Phoenix, Risen From Ashes 150 Years Ago TodayRich
Union Gen. William Sherman said using fire was part of the “hard hand” of warfare. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Atlanta’s factories, railroads and depots lay in ruins in November 1864 as Union forces left the city and headed toward the sea. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PHOTOS
This photo, taken in 1866, illustrates the war’s lingering damages to Atlanta.