Auction 137, Lot 397

"Map of Battle-Grounds of August 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton, Prince William Co., Va. …", U.S. Army

Subject: Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1878 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

26.5 x 30 inches
67.3 x 76.2 cm

Surveyed by General Warren, this map shows the probable positions of Confederate troops during the battle of Second Manassas or 2nd Bull Run. This map was produced for a special commission to review the acts of Union General Porter. In 1862, Porter was accused of insubordination for failing to comply with an order from his superior, Major General Pope, to advance to a position that was being occupied by General Longstreet's Confederate forces. Pope, however, was unaware that his orders would put his own men directly in front of a major Confederate position. On Pope's second order, Porter reluctantly complied despite his troops being outnumbered 30,000 to 5,000. Union forces easily won the battle, and Pope was infuriated by the defeat and relieved Porter of his duties. Porter was later court martialed for his insubordination and found guilty. Porter finally gained back his reputation when he was exonerated in 1878 by this special commission.


Condition: B+

Nice example. There are a few separations at fold intersections that have been repaired with archival tape on verso, and a few fold separations confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/14/2011