Auction 125, Lot 322

"Battle Field of Winchester, VA. (19 September, 1864)", U.S. Army

Subject: Virginia - Civil War

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Black & White

22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm

The title continues "Prepared by Bvt. Lt. Col. G. L. Gillespie, Major of Engineers, U.S.A., from surveys under his directions, by order of Lt. Gen. P. H. Sheridan, and under the authority of the Hon. Secretary of War, and, of the Chief of Engineers, U.S.A. 1873." This battle marked the turning point in the war for control of the Shenandoah Valley. An uncommon map that locates the Union Forces Under Gen'l Sheridan and the Confederate forces commanded by Lieut. Gen'l Jubal A. Early. Icons locate infantry, cavalry, artillery, and more. The topography and physical features are shown in exquisite detail. Prepared with the assistance of George B. Strauch and E. Siegesmund. We find no prior sales or other information for this map and only a few academic references.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/24/2008