Historic Map - Atlanta, GA - 1871

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Birds eye view of the city of Atlanta, the capitol of Georgia 1871. Drawn & published by A. Ruger.

Panoramic map of Atlanta, Georgia, drawn and published by Albert Ruger in 1871.

During the Civil War, Atlanta's population swelled from about 9,000 to over 22,000 as industries in Atlanta boomed with efforts to supply the Confederate army with munitions and supplies. A major producer of war materials as well as a critically important transportation and distribution center, Atlanta also became an obvious target for the Union forces. On July 20th, 1864, Union troops under the command of General William T. Sherman began an aerial bombardment against the city that lasted over a month. Many civilians were killed and the city was badly damaged. Sherman's troops captured the city on September 2, 1864 and ordered the remaining residents to evacuate. On November 15, 1864, Union soldiers destroyed the city's public buildings before departing on their "March to the Sea". Careless in their haste to depart, many buildings and residences that were not intended for destruction were destroyed by fire.

This map captures the city just six years after the end of the Civil War.

The map features clearly labeled street names.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. State House.
  2. City Hall.
  3. Medical College.
  4. Governors Mansion.
  5. Kimball House.
  6. U. S. Barracks.
  7. Gas Works.
  8. Union Depot.
  9. 1st Baptist.
  10. 2nd Baptist.
  1. Oglethorpe College.
  2. Freedmans College.
  3. Storrs Col. School.
  4. Summer Hill Col. School.
  5. Wn. & Atc. Freight H. Office.
  6. Georgia Freight Head Office
  7. Macon Freight Head Office.
  8. West Point.
  9. Air Line.
  10. Planing Mills.
  11. Foundries.
  12. Rolling Mill, Iron Work.
  13. Grist Mills, Flouring Mills.
  14. Brewery.


  1. 3rd Baptist.
  2. Christian.
  3. Episcopal.
  4. 1st Methodist South.
  5. 2nd Methodist South.
  6. Methodist.
  7. Paynes Chapel.
  8. Evans Chapel.
  9. 1st Presbyterian.
  10. Central Catholic.
  11. Roman Catholic.
  12. Col. Baptist.
  13. Col. Methodist.


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