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Description

Extremely rare separately issued map of Southeastern Virginia, prepared for by the US Army Corps of Topographical Engineers for field use by the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Remarkable separately issued map, extending from the Potomac River, Fredericksburg and Stanardsville in the North to Charlottesvill in the west and Petersberg, the James River and Yorktown in the south.

The map shows towns, roads, stage roads, railroad, court houses, rivers, lakes and a host of other details, having been compiled by the Army Corps specifically for field use by Union Officers. The present example of the map has been corrected to include information current through 1862. The map was revised several more times before the end of the War. The map has been dissected and laid on linen, in order to make it more portable for use in the field.

OCLC locates only 3 known examples of this map (Library of Congress, Huntington Library and Penn State). One of only a few examples of Civil War Field maps we have ever handled.

Condition Description
Dissected and laid on linen, for field use. Glue stain whether the two sheets are joined, else near fine.
Reference
LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 471