|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Photograph, "Military Bridge, Tenn. River" is written on the back of the photo. This was the bridge designed by Army Quartermaster Montgomery Meigs that was completed in the late Spring or early Summer of 1864, and survived until one of Chattanooga's worst floods washed it away in 1867. Cameron Hill and Lookout Mountain are prominent in the background. According to Hoobler, "the activity taking place in the lower left of the photo was "a military camp opposite Market Street Bridge being dismantled". "U.S. War Dept. General Staff photo" is stamped on the back of the photograph. This image appears to have been taken in spring, as the leaves are filling in on the trees. The buildings are winter quarters and it appears as though they were being taken apart - so possibly breaking winter quarters to move into summer camps. Of course, it could be the opposite.
National Archives # 165-C-502; not available in the National Archives online database.
Also available in the Chattanooga Public Library online database, #00001081, Paul A. Hiener Collection.
|Print size||8.00" x 10.00"|
|Copyright||National Archives: Public domain|
Related to 2009.027.054.a.
James A. Hoobler, "Cities Under the Gun", p.162, photo #208.