"Battles for the Union and the Union Forces Engaged Therein Together with a Record of Casualties / Map of Illinois Central Railroad System", Matthews-Northrup Co
Subject: Eastern United States - Civil War
Period: 1887 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
This scarce promotional booklet was presented by the Illinois Central Railroad to attendees commemorating the "Twenty-first Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at St. Louis, Mo. September 27, 1887." The "Handbook of Battles in the War of the Rebellion" (3.8 x 7.3") consists of approximately 46 pages listing the battles of the Civil War in chronological order and giving the casualties on both sides. The folding map "Map of Illinois Central Railroad System" (14 x 14") shows the eastern United States with railroads and battle sites noted. To the left is a huge inset town plan of St. Louis, site of this encampment. The decorative paper covers feature a closing slotted tab and a portrait of Commander-in Chief Lucius Fairchild with tattered flags of both armies above. This is a remarkable and complete document the likes of which we've not before seen.
The covers have some wear or soiling and a small missing piece on the edge, else is very good. Map is fine and booklet is very good.