Month: May 2017

Civil War Humor – General Sherman’s Air Support

Just had to share this image that a friend sent. I thought readers of the blog and those interested in this project would appreciate the humor.  Her note said, “I found this and thought it would be helpful for your documentary.”


Image: Black and white photo of General Sherman on horseback. In the background above him is a fighter jet. Text reads, “A rare photo of an F-14D Tomcat providing Close Air Support for Union Troops during the American Civil War. Circa June 1863.”

For those of you who may be wondering, this is actually a fun photoshop of  a Library of Congress photo taken by George Barnard in Atlanta, somewhere between September and November, 1864.