Antique Map of the United States and St. Louis -- Grand Army of the Republic
Scarce promotional booklet presented by the Illinois Central Railroad to attendees commemorating the "Twenty-first Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at St. Louis, Mo. September 27, 1887."
The "Handbook of Battles in the War of the Rebellion" consists of approximately 46 pages listing the battles of the Civil War in chronological order and giving the casualties on both sides.
The folding map "Map of Illinois Central Railroad System" shows the eastern United States with railroads and battle sites noted. To the left is a huge inset town plan of St. Louis, site of this encampment.
The decorative paper covers feature a closing slotted tab and a portrait of Commander-in Chief Lucius Fairchild with tattered flags of both armies above.
This is the first time we have seen the map for sale.