Stories of Atlanta

Stories of Atlanta - An Innocent Bystander

Clip | 1m

As General Sherman’s army approached Atlanta, it was met by defenses so impressive that Sherman decided against an all-out attack. Instead he bombarded the city with cannonballs. One of those struck a lamppost and exploded at the feet of a local barber. He did not survive, but the lamppost exists today and commemorates the death of the ironically named barber.

Aired: 02/09/16

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Stories of Atlanta is a local public television program presented by WABE.