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Auction 146, Lot 258

"Battlefields in Front of Nashville where the United States Forces Commanded by Major General Geo. H. Thomas Defeated and Routed the Rebel Army under General Hood December 15th & 16th 1864", U.S. Army

Subject: Nashville, Tennessee, Civil War

Period: 1866 (published)

Publication: Report of Chief Engineer U.S.A., 39th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

15 x 12.8 inches
38.1 x 32.5 cm
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This fine Civil War map is dated 1864 but was published in the Chief Engineer's report of 1866. Nashville is along the Cumberland River at left and the map extends about eight miles to the east. It details the Union and Rebel positions, which radiate from Nashville in arcs, with red and blue overprinting. Shows roads, watershed and terrain in hachure. The position of a gunboat is shown in the river. The coat-of-arms for the Army Corps of Engineers is beside the title. This map is plate No. 4 from the report and is drawn on the close scale of 1.5 inches to one mile. It is an early published Civil War map; most reports and maps withheld publication until the 1890's to allow time for the national wound to heal sufficiently for a public discussion of the conflict.

References: Stephenson (CW) #432.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning along the folds and a few tiny splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/4/2013