Atlanta Cyclorama And Civil War Museum
The Battle of Atlanta was painted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the studios of the American Panorama Company. The company, established in 1883, was commissioned to produce two Civil War cycloramas - the Battle of Missionary Ridge (1883-84) and the Battle of Atlanta (1885-86) as well as a series on biblical themes.
Company manager William Wehner went to Europe to find artists with the necessary skills. He selected a group of German artists with experience in European cyclorama painting and brought them to Milwaukee. Some of the artists had worked on cycloramas depicting German victories in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71).
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