"Map Exhibiting the Lines of March passed over by troops of the United States during the year ending June 30th, 1858", U.S. War Dept.
Subject: North America
Period: 1858 (dated)
Publication: Senate ex doc 1, HR ex doc 2, 35th Congress, 2nd Session
Color: Black & White
18.8 x 17.2 inches
47.8 x 43.7 cm
Shows all Army troop movements by land and sea over the preceding year. Includes topography, hydrography, forts, towns and international boundaries. With an average effective force of about 10,000 men, the Army was hard pressed to provide adequate security to its citizens, particularly in the northern frontiers of Texas, Arkansas, Arizona and Minnesota. Thus it was necessary to constantly withdraw forces from one frontier to reinforce another. Excessive activity, fatigue and disease were ever prevalent.
Professionally backed with Japanese tissue. Toned along folds.