1862 Civil War Atlas Map CORINTH MS Mississippi

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  • Sold Date: Apr 10,2007
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A fine adornment of Mississippi History. Great for Genealogy.

Map of 1862 Corinth, Miss.

May 1862

From an original plate from The Atlas of the Union & Confederate Armies.

Part 3. Plate XIII. No. 6.

Original 1891. 116-yrs-old.

Map is in excellent condition: No folds, writing, tears, or foxing. From the Atlas to accompany the Official Records of The Union and Confederate Armies, published under the direction of the Hon. Redfield Proctor, Secretary of War, by Maj. George B. Davis, U.S.A., Mr. Leslie J. Perry, and Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley, Board of Publication. Compiled by Calvin D. Cowles, 23rd Infantry. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1891, the title page of which is included. Julius Bien & Co. Lithographers.

Map Reads: "Map of the country between Monterey, Tenn. and Corinth, Miss. showing the lines of Intrenchments made and the routes followed by the U.S. Forces under the Command of Maj. Gen. Halleck, U.S. Army in advance upon Corinth in May 1862. Surveyed under the direction of Col. Geo. Thom, A.D.C. and Chief of Top. Engrs. Department of The Mississippi by Lieuts. Fred Schraag and C.L. Spangenberg, asst. Top. Engrs. and Drawn by Lieut. Otto H. Matz, Asst. Top. Engr." Union forces in blue. Confederate positions in red.

Map dimensions: 12" x 16"

The Atlas to accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies was published with an act of Congress by the United States Government Printing Office between the years of 1891 and 1895 as a history of the Civil War (or War Between the States), and constitutes 175 plates, of which this map is from one, portraying a wealth of information on battle lines, topography, and military strategy. All maps were printed between 1891 and 1895 in lithograph color, primarily green, blue, brown, with the Union Army represented in blue, and the Confederate positions in red.

A few of the cities, towns, rivers, railroads, military commanders, divisions, and other points of interest shown on the map: Mobile and Ohio Railway, Whitfield, Cox, Reed, Walsh, Bridge Creek, Mason, Cotton Plantation, Lee, Swamp, Hospital, Job's Ford, W.T. Sherman, Memphis & Charleston Railroad, Tuscumbia River, Road to Danville, McCrombie, S. Hamilton, Seven Mile Creek, Cornelius, Roland, Castleberry, Mason, Davies, Road to Smith's Bridge, Burnt Bridge, Champion, Ross, Road to Purdy, and many others.

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