Auction 103, Lot 201

"Map of Route and Positions First Corps. Army of VA. Maj. Gen Sigel Comg. From July 7th to Septr. l0th 1862", U.S. Army

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication: 37th Congress 1st Sess., HR Doc. No. 81

Color: Black & White

34 x 22.5 inches
86.4 x 57.2 cm

Complied from maps and actual surveys by Franz Kappner, Maj. and Chief Engineer. Covers the region between Georgetown west to Strasburg and Middleton where Sigel's headquarters are located. Locates the Shenandoah River, Fairfax, Centerville, Haymarket, Warrenton, Culpeper, Front Royal, Madison. Very detailed showing roads, lanes, railroads, streams, foliage, bridges, and names property owners along the route. General Sigel was forced to resign from the German Army in 1847 and later took part in the 1848 German Revolution. After fleeing to Switzerland he later emigrated to the United States. He took part in the battles at Wilson's Creek. and Pea Ridge and then fought against Thomas Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley just prior to this operation.

References: Stephenson, R.W. (CW) #461.

Condition: B

A few tiny splits at fold intersections, one clean puncture in blank area of map with no loss.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 6/11/2003