Auction 102, Lot 137

"Map Exhibiting the Lines of March passed over by troops of the United States during the year ending June 30th, 1858", U.S. War Department

Subject: United States

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc. #1 or HR #2, 2nd Sess., 35th Cong.

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.8 x 17.4 inches
47.8 x 44.2 cm

Shows Army troop movements throughout the United States by land and sea in the preceding year. Includes topography, hydrography, forts, towns and international boundaries. With an average effective force of about 10,000 men, the Army was hard pressed to provide adequate security to its citizens, particularly in the frontiers of Texas, Arkansas, Arizona and Minnesota. Thus it was necessary to constantly withdraw forces from one frontier to reinforce another. This map clearly shows the enormous logistics problem that faced the Army in its efforts to maintain a suitable force to contain the hostile Indians.

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Condition: B

Toned along a fold with three minor splis at fold intersections, which can easily be closed.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 3/5/2003

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