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Charles Harrod Boyd "Chattanooga" photograph and watercolor, 2 items total. 1st item: Panoramic photograph mounted on card stock titled "Chattanooga in 1863 Occupied by the U. S. Army under Command of Major General Thomas". Inscription lower center margin, "Chattanooga 1863", top left "Lookout Mountain", and top right "Cameron Hill". Ink title verso, center, crayon inscriptions, center "Boyd" and "Major Charles H. Boyd Topl. Engenr–". Photograph – 11" H x 39" W. Card stock – 14 1/2" H x 42" W. Note: From November 23 to November 25, 1863, during the American Civil War (1861-65), Union forces routed Confederate troops in Tennessee at the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, known collectively as the Battles for Chattanooga. The victories forced the Confederates back into Georgia, ending the siege of the vital railroad junction of Chattanooga, and paving the way for Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's Atlanta campaign and march to Savannah, Georgia, in 1864. (source: https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-chattanooga). 2nd item: Small oval watercolor and gouache on card stock painting depicting an encampment of Union tents in a field before a line a trees, the United States flag, left. Unsigned. 3 7/8" H x 6 5/8" W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrod Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (source: The "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with foxing spots, errant marks, largest 4", creases, waviness to paper, visible to surface and en verso. Card stock split down center with 6 1/4" x 1 5/8" separation of photograph from card stock, resulting in several tears, largest 4 1/2", center of photograph. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Foxing spots visible en verso.