"Map of The Battle Fields of the Wilderness May 5th, 6th and 7th 1864. Showing the Field of Operations of the Army of the Potomac Commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade U.S.A.", U.S. War Department
Period: 1865 (circa)
Color: Black & White
27.5 x 23 inches
69.9 x 58.4 cm
Great CIVIL WAR map that really is of the wilderness - there are only a tavern, a store, a couple of farm houses, a barn and the Old Wilderness Church on the entire sheet. The map depicts the Field of Operations of the Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade. The locations of the forces are identified by red and blue lines, else uncolored. Several roads run through the area, identified by type (turnpike, plank, county, neighborhood, rail and farm) in a key below the title.
Issued folded, now pressed with folds reinforced with tissue on verso. A bit of tissue also on the face of the map, in the margins.