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Auction 145, Lot 200

"Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War", U.S. War Department

Subject: Southern United States, Civil War

Period: 1866 (published)


Color: Black & White

6 x 9.1 inches
15.2 x 23.1 cm
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This is volume two of the supplement to Senate Report No. 142, 38th Congress, 2nd Session. It contains reports from General Pope (217 pp.), General Sheridan (77 pp.), General Foster (23 pp.), as well as smaller reports from Sherman, Thomas, Pleasanton, Hitchcock, Ricketts and Wiard. Accompanying the report are thirteen maps related to the war, including these two larger maps:

A. Map Showing the System of Rebel Fortifications on the Mississippi River at Island No. 10 and New Madrid (17.2 x 20"). This detailed map shows the troop locations, roads, houses, batteries and gunboats in the Mississippi. It includes skeleton town plans of New Madrid, Pt. Pleasant, Riddle's Point, and Tiptonville. Very fancy Victorian titling. Condition: There is a two inch binding tear at left and a few splits at fold intersections.

B. Map of Field Operations of the Army of Virginia during the Months of July and August 1862 (16.2 x 14.2"). On the 16th of June, Pope assumed command of the Army of Virginia. His objectives were to cover Washington, D. C., to assure the safety of the Shenandoah Valley, and to prevent any attack from Richmond. In August the Confederate battle plan began to unfold leading to the 2nd Battle of Manassas. This is a useful map for understanding the military operations leading up to that Civil War battle. Condition: There is a 0.5" binding tear at left, else very good.

Other smaller maps included with the report include the Battlefield of Cedar Mountain, Battlefield of Manassas, Sketch Showing the Position of Besieging Batteries, and a Sketch of Roanoke Island to name a few. 381 pp., hardbound in brown pebbled cloth boards with gilt title on spine.

References: Stephenson #299-8 & #465-67.

Condition: B+

Text and maps are generally clean and tight with some light even-age toning. Covers show light wear with bumped edges and spine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/12/2013