This original Civil War stereoview by E. Anthony from the license of Brady's negative was taken during the Battle of Chattanooga, September-November 1863. After Rosecrans' debacle at Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863, Bragg's army occupied the mountains that ring about the vital railroad center of Chattanooga.Grant, brought in to save the situation, steadily built up offensive strength, and on November 23-25, burst the blockade in a series of brilliantly executed attacks. This image along with many others from the area were probably all taken the following year when Chattanooga was the base for Sherman's Atlanta campaign. This info is from the Library of Congress website which also describes this scene as showing "Federal Cavalry Guard" beyond the boxcars. The paper label reads: View of Ft. Sherman, Chattanooga, from near the Crutchfield House.
In the middle ground troops preparing to leave to interrupt Gen. You can see this same image at.
Note that the original shows low gray overhanging clouds which are not stains on the stereoview but just local weather conditions! The card mount does show typical light overall age wear. There is some staining on the back but the subject is scarce and the contrast is great with no bends or tears! The first and second photos were taken under two different normal room lighting conditions (the first was in a flourescent kitchen while the second was in a living room) and the fourth was in a light box.Please view my other auctions for various militaria, vintage photography, historic and other eclectic items -- I try to post a few new auctions each weekend! The item "ORIG Anthony Civil War Stereoview Ft Sherman Chattanooga Train + Union Soldiers" is in sale since Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews". The seller is "tarheelpatriot" and is located in Irmo, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.