Auction 125, Lot 321

"Central Virginia Showing Lieut. Genl. U.S. Grant's Campaign and Marches of the Armies under his Command in 1864-5", U.S. Army

Subject: Virginia - Civil War

Period: 1864-5 (dated)

Publication: Report of Chief Engineer U.S.A., 39th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Printed Color

Size:
22.8 x 31.3 inches
57.9 x 79.5 cm

This large folding Civil War map is dated 1864-65 but was published in the Chief Engineer's report of 1866. The map describes the military actions in the region between Harper's Ferry in the north, Washington D.C., the James River and Petersburg in the east, and Stauton to the west. Lynchburg and Petersburg are the southern-most cities. Legend and overprinted color show the movements of the Secretary of War, and the various Corps of General Grant's Army, and more. Information includes roads, villages, railroads, watershed and the terrain in hachure. The coat-of-arms for the Army Corps of Engineers is below the title. This map is plate No. 11 from the report and is drawn on the scale of five miles per inch. It is an early published Civil War map; most reports and maps withheld publication until the 1890's to allow time for the national wound to heal sufficiently for a public discussion of the conflict.

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Condition: B+

A couple folds with light toning, one a little heaver. A couple very small fold intersection splits or holes and a couple fold splits all closed on blank verso. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008

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