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Description

The Theater of War in Virginia Following General Ulysses S. Grant's Campaigns of 1864

Finely executed map prepared by the United States War Department, updated shortly after the completion of the battles fought in Virginia between May and September, 1864, showing information updated following the Virginia battles of 1864

  • May 5–7, Battle Of The Wilderness, Virginia
  • May 6–7, Port Walthall Junction, Virginia
  • May 8–21, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
  • May 15, Battle of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia -- The Confederates, along with cadets from VMI, drove Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.
  • May 31-June 12, Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia
  • June 15–18, Battle of Petersburg, Virginia
  • July 30, Battle of the Crater, Siege of Petersburg, Virginia September
  • 21–24, Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Virginia -- Union Major General Philip H. Sheridan attacked the seemingly impregnable heights of Fisher’s Hill, grandly known as the ‘Gibraltar of the Shenandoah Valley.’

Shows the seat of war in Virginia from Lynchburg, VA to Annapolis, MD. in the east. Extends west to just west of Lexington and Moorefield, Virginia. 

Rarity

The map is apparently quite rare on the market. We note only 2 examples offered for sale and none in the past 25 years.

Condition Description
Flattened and archivally backed to support old tears and fold splits.
Reference
Stephenson 465.9.