Written by Earl B. McElfresh with foreword by Stephen W. Sears. A thorough examination of Civil War maps, mapmaking and mapmakers, documenting the techniques and travails of the mapmaker in the field. Lively anecdotes are retold alongside discussion of the practical effect of the cartographer's art on actual military operations. History Book Club edition, 272 pp., notes, bibliography, index, 180 illustrations, 150 in full-color, many never before reproduced. Hardbound with dustjacket.