Rare Civil War Field Map

26 [Map] Merrill, Capt. W.E. Map of Northern Georgia. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lithographed and Printed in Topl. Engr. Office, Dept. of Cumberland, May 2nd, 1864. Oblong 4to marbled paper boards with original label on upper board (boards showing light wear), map is segmented and laid on original linen, map measures 37½ x 34¾ inches, some light foxing and browning.

A famous Civil War rarity, and one of the most important Civil War maps produced – as Arkway Maps notes, “As a testimony to the map’s importance, it is reproduced in some
form in virtually every study of Civil War mapping.” This map was printed by the Union forces just days before the campaign to retake Northern Georgia began on May 7, 1864. Miller, Great Maps of the Civil War, p. 39. Stephenson, Civil War Maps in the Library of Congress, S28-29.


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