Auction 169, Lot 194

"Map Showing Route of Marches of the Army of Genl. W.T. Sherman from Atlanta, GA. to Goldsboro, N.C. to Accompany the Report of Operations from Savannah, GA. to Goldsboro, N.C.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Southeast United States, Civil War

Period: 1866 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 10.8 inches
40.6 x 27.4 cm

This map provides a view of General Sherman's campaign to include the colored routes taken by the 15th, 17th, 14th and 20th Army Corps and the Cavalry. Although not mentioned in the title, the map extends to show the Chattanooga to Atlanta operations, from May 5th to Sept. 4th, 1864, detailing in red and blue overprinting the Union and Rebel Works. Five battle maps representing each Army and the Cavalry are above the title. This map is plate No. 3 from the report and 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.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue. There is light toning along two vertical folds and a small stain confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018

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