Auction 129, Lot 320

"Sketch of Roanoke Island, N.C.", Bowen & Co., John T.

Subject: North Carolina

Period: 1866 (published)

Publication: Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 7 inches
17 x 17.8 cm

This little map illustrates an important battle in the American Civil War. Roanoke Island was fortified by the Confederacy to protect Albermarle Sound. In February of 1862, Brigadier General Ambrose E. Burnside landed an amphibious force and took Confederate forts on the island. Map indicates the location of Forts Huger, Blanchard, and Bartow, Federal and Union gunboats, the "landing place," the place where the "battle was fought," and the site where the "Rebels surrendered."


Condition: B+

Folding as issued with a few faint stains.

Estimate: $100 - $150


Closed on 9/23/2009