Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
31 Savage Street
George N. Barnard Tenement
In 1864, the Union Army hired Barnard, a 45-year-old photographer from upstate New York, to accompany General William Tecumseh Sherman in the battlefield. Working from his horse-drawn darkroom, Barnard photographed Sherman's "march to the sea," capturing images of charred cities and wrecked farmland. He published the first book of Civil War pictures, Photographic Views of Sherman's campaign, in 1866.
After the war, Barnard settled in Charleston and ran a studio at 263 King Street, where he made formal portraits of clients and sold wistful pictures of "Southern Views."
Erected 2002 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.521′ N, 79° 56.267′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Savage Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moore-Trapman-Wragg House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooper - O'Conner House (about 400 feet away); The Bowles - Legare House (about 700 feet away); St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery (about 700 feet away); First Medical College of South Carolina Site (about 800 feet away); Home of Robert Limehouse (about 800 feet away); 95 Lenwood Boulevard (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Pinckney Shingler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); 126 Tradd Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. George N. Barnard- Spartacus Educational. Matthew Brady continued to take credit for the photographs taken by his employees. Unhappy with this policy, Barnard, like Alexander Gardner and Timothy O'Sullivan, left Brady's employment in 1863. (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Photographers of the American Civil War > George Barnard. George N. Barnard, yet another northern photographer, was born in 1819, in Coventry, Connecticut. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. William Tecumseh Sherman. William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.