"The Civil War in America: Scene of Operations in Eastern Virginia, Showing McClellan's Present Position",
Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States
Period: 1862 (published)
Publication: The Illustrated London News
Color: Black & White
13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 cm
This Civil War view is from the 2 August 1862 issue. This wide bird's-eye view is from a very high perspective with Richmond at left, Norfolk and Hampton Roads on the right, and the Chesapeake Bay occupying most of the upper portion. The position of General George B. McClellan's troops is located just north of the gun boats on the James River at City Point. Most of Washington, D.C. is visible at upper left. Locates Williamsburg, Yorktown, Bowling Green, Fredericksburg and Alexandria. English text on verso.
A bright sheet with light show-through of text on verso and minor foxing and toning in the blank margins.