By: Julius Bien
Date: 1867 (published)
Dimensions: 19.75 x 31 inches (50 x 78.75 cm)
This is an authentic antique map showing the entrenchments of the Union and Confederate Armies during the Battle at the Spotsylvania Court House of the Civil War. While the battle took place in 1864, the map was printed under the direction of Juilus Bien in 1867.
The Battle at the Spotsylvania Court House occurred just days after the Bottle of the Wilderness and could easily be considered as a continuation of that battle. The Confederate encampment stretched approximately four miles and it took General Grant much of May 1864 to uproot the Confederates. It was one of Grant’s costliest campaigns in terms of Union casualties.
As noted in the subtitle, the map was composed form several topographical surveys by Bvt. Brig. General N. Michler. The map is a photolithograph displaying exception topographical detail and showing roads, landmarks, and the entrenchments of both the Union and Confederate Armies in blue and red. Scale is 3 inches = 1 mile.
Condition: Map is in B condition, some paper toning and contemporary color. Centerfold breaks extend across the map and there is a tear running through the title. The map has been backed by linen and is still quite durable.
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