"[Lot of 2] The Proposed State of New Virginia [and] The Opening Campaign. Theatre of Grant's Operations in the Vicinity of Gravelly Run... [in] The New-York Herald",
Subject: Virginia & West Virginia, Civil War
Period: 1861-65 (published)
Color: Black & White
A. The Proposed State of New Virginia [in] The New-York Herald, published 1861 (2.3 x 4.4"). On a full sheet of text measuring 15.6 x 22.6". This 8-page issue from May 18, 1861 features a map of the proposed boundaries of the state of "New Virginia" and is likely one of the first maps to portray the future state of West Virginia. Published at the outset of the Civil War, this issue includes initial news on the training and stationing of soldiers.
B. The Opening Campaign. Theatre of Grant's Operations in the Vicinity of Gravelly Run, Showing the Lines of March of the Infantry and Sheridan's Cavalry [in] The New York Herald, published 1865 (4.8 x 7.8"). On a full sheet of text measuring 15.6 x 22.2". This 8-page issue from April 1, 1865 focuses on the last few weeks of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign led by General Grant. The front page features a map of the region south of Richmond, extending to Dinwiddie Court House, the site of a battle the day prior.
Both are on bright sheets with several ink stains and light soiling.