Auction 113, Lot 254

"Map Showing the System of Rebel Fortifications on the Mississippi River at Island No. 10 and New Madrid , Also the Operations of the U. S. Forces under General John Pope Against These Positions", U.S. War Department

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1862 (published)

Publication: Report of Maj. Gen. Pope to the Committee on the Conduct of the War

Color: Black & White

17 x 20 inches
43.2 x 50.8 cm

A key Civil War map that details the operations involved in the capture of New Madrid and Island No. 10 in the early months of 1862. The detailed map shows the troop locations, roads, houses, batteries and gunboats in the Mississippi. Skeleton town plans of New Madrid, Pt. Pleasant, Riddle's Point, and Tiptonville. Very fancy Victorian titling.

References: Stephenson (CW) #299-8.

Condition: B

Folding, as issued. A little toning or foxing along some folds, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/7/2005