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Finely executed Civil War map of large parts of North Carolina and Virginia, published by the War Department "For Military Purposes" in 1864.

The map provides a fine overview of the roads, railroads and plank roads in the region.

The map illustrates the area of conflict during the Overland Campaign.  The Overland Campaign, also known as Grant's Overland Campaign and the Wilderness Campaign, was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, and other forces against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Although Grant suffered severe losses during the campaign, it was a strategic Union victory. It inflicted proportionately higher losses on Lee's army and maneuvered it into a siege at Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, in just over eight weeks.


The map is very rare on the market. We note a single example, offered by Murray Hudson in 1989, with no examples offered at auction (RareBookHub).

Condition Description
Two sheets, joined. Uneven toning, loss of printed image and moderate soiling. Several fold splits and tears, expertly repaired on the verso.