Auction 130, Lot 182

"Military Map Showing the Marches of the United States Forces Under the Command of Maj. Genl. W.T. Sherman U.S.A. during the Years 1863, 1864, and 1865…", U.S. Army

Subject: Eastern United States, Civil War

Period: 1865 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

37 x 21.5 inches
94 x 54.6 cm

Drawn by Captain William Kossak in St. Louis, MO, this map was compiled under the direction of Bvt. Maj. W.L.B. Jenney by order of General Sherman. It covers the region bounded by Mobile in the south, Washington DC and St. Louis in the north, east to Chesapeake Bay and as far west as Little Rock. Absolutely filled with fine detail including all roads and trails, towns and villages, rivers, creeks, and railroads. Legend locates Infantry, Cavalry, U.S. fortifications and Rebel fortifications including those of the 4th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 20th Army Corps, each indicated in color. Yellow is used to show the route in Pursuit of Hood and other colors show the Movements of the Cavalry Corps of Genl. J.H. Wilson and G. Stoneman. With a long list above title crediting thirteen different authorities in the creation of this large, magnificent map. On thick paper and unfolded this rarity was separately issued.

References: Stephenson (CW) #73

Condition: A+

Map image is fine with strong color and impression and very wide margins. A hint of soiling in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009