Auction 117, Lot 250

"[Lot of 6 - Civil War]", Ruger, Edward

Subject: Georgia

Period: 1875 (dated)

Publication: History of the Army of the Cumberland

Color: Printed Color

See Description

These six maps illustrate the Atlanta campaign from the atlas of Van Horne's "History of the Army of the Cumberland." Ruger worked for the Topographical Engineers and had access to the War Department maps and plans that were drawn in the field. Each shows highly detailed troop actions and movements. Each was published by Robert Clarke & Co., and printed by Krebs Lithographing Co., Cincinnati. A nice matched lot of maps of Sherman's campaign, which is credited with turning around Lincoln's reelection chances in 1864.

1) Map Illustrating the First Epoch of the Atlanta Campaign Commanding U. S. Forces Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman Commanding Rebel Forces Lieut. Gen. J. E. Johnston… (6.3 x 10.3") The map is centered on Ringgold, locates Buzzard Roost, Dalton, Clinton, Chattanooga, Gordon's Mill, and more.
2) [Same title] Second Epoch (8 x 11") Centered on Adairsville and locating the important town of Resaca, Calhoun, Kingston, Cassville and Etowah on the river.
3) [Same title] Third Epoch (11 x 8.3") Centered on Huntsville and showing Marietta in the southeast with extensive troop lines in the area. Also locates Attatoona, Dallas, Lost Mt. PO, and Powder Springs.
4) [Same title] Fourth Epoch (9.3 x 12") This map is centered on Atlanta and shows in detail the troop lines surrounding the city. Also locates Kearns, Marietta, Neal Dow Station, Bolton, and Decatur.
5) [Same title] Fifth Epoch (7.5 x 11") Roughly centered on Atlanta with more of the campaign to the south detailed. Shows troop lines near Jonesboro, Lovejoys, Quick Station, East Point, Red Oak and more.
6) Map Showing the Marches of the U. S. Forces Under Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman…Embracing the Region from Atlanta to Savannah (10.8 x 7.6") The final map details the entire campaign. Colored lines show the movement of the Army of the Cumberland, the Army of the Tennessee, and of the Cavalry.


Condition: A

All are bright examples with full margins. A few with minor archival tape repairs, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/6/2006