10 results, ordered by Publication Date

Confederate plan of First Bull Run

A rare Confederate plan of the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major encounter of the Civil War and an infamous disaster for the Union. Almost certainly published within weeks of the battle, it has a wonderful immediacy to the events depicted, and though rather crudely executed is replete with information. This is one […]

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Chart of South Carolina-Georgia coast, rushed into print for the Civil War?

A trove of information, this chart includes immensely detailed soundings; navigational hazards; navigational aids such as lighthouses and light ships; and sailing directions. Also provided is detailed topographical and cartographical information on the adjacent coastal regions, at times extending well inland. An earlier version of this chart printed on thin paper were bound in the Report […]

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[Lith. of Julius Bien], Map of the Rebel Fortifications at Columbus Ky. Surveyed under the direction of Brig. Genl. Geo. W. Cullum Chief of Staff & Engineers Dept. of the Mississippi. [New York? 1862.]

Union map of Confederate Fortifications at Columbus Kentucky (1862)

Rare plan showing the Confederate fortifications at Columbus, Kentucky, a focal point of action in the Western Theatre early in the Civil War. Located on the east bank of the Mississippi, Columbus offered a strategic location, with high bluffs overlooking the river and lying at the northern terminus of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. It […]

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Jno. B. Bachelder Del. / Endicott & Co. Lith., GETTYSBURG BATTLE-FIELD. Boston and New York: John Bachelder, 1863.

Magnificent bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Bachelder

A spectacular and remarkably informative bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Bachelder, the pre-eminent 19th-century documentarian of the event often viewed as the “high-water mark of the Confederacy”. The view was published in late 1863, within months of the events depicted, and marked the beginning of John Bachelder’s three-decade career documenting and […]

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MAP OF THE LANDS BELONGING TO THE Shenandoah Iron, Lumber, Mining and Manufacturing Company; SITUATED IN PAGE & ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES, VIRGINIA, By JED. HOTCHKISS, Top. Eng., Staunton, Va., From Surveys by S. S. Butler, Surveyor of Page County, July, 1868-May, 1871.

Jedediah Hotchkiss maps the central Shenandoah Valley

An extremely rare map of the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, reflecting the region’s post-Civil War industrial recovery. Compiled and likely heavily annotated by Jedediah Hotchkiss, whose maps of the Valley had been of inestimable value to Stonewall Jackson during the 1862 Shenandoah Campaign. Background In the 19th century, extensive iron and limestone deposits (the […]

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