Great Maps of the Civil War by: William J Miller
Click thumbnails for expanded view.
- Quantity Available: 2
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.
WHEN Union Gen. George McClellan marched toward the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1862, he encountered the Warwick River "where it wasn't supposed to be." McClellan was following a map created by an esteemed topographer, but the map was wrong!
"The Cram Map" that McClellan was using is one of the removable maps in Great Maps of the Civil War. So is the map Union Gen. James B. McPherson was carrying when he was killed on July 22, 1864, just east of Atlanta.
"Commanders moving their armies ... often had to advance slowly, groping their way blindly," says William Miller. "They used what maps they could find, but most contained serious errors.... Studies of Civil War maps usually focus on hand- some, postbattle maps of battlefields.... While these maps explain how a battle was fought, they do nothing to help us answer the questions about why a battle or campaign was conducted as it was." The maps in Great Maps of the Civil War are the ones the commanders actually used or were likely to have been available to them.
Featuring 32 Removable MapsRichmond, Virginia, 1857 Washington, D.C., 1851 Fairfax County, Virginia, June 1861 Bull Run, July, 1861 Confederate fortifications on the Mississippi River at Island No. 10 Roads between Corinth and Pittsburg Landing, April, 1862 Approaches to Richmond, prepared for McClellan, 1862 The Cram Map" of the area south of Yorktown, 1862 J.E.B. Stuart's personal pocket map Washington County, Maryland, 1861 Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862 Spotsylvania County, Virginia, 1862 The Rapahannock near Fredericksburg, 1863 Route to Chancellorsville, 1863 Southern portions of Franklin and Adams counties, Pennsylvania, 1862 Commercial map of Adams County, Pennsylvania, 1858 Confederate Army's route into Pennsylvania Confederate defenses at Vicksburg, 1863 Madison and Tensas parishes, Louisiana "Hairs Map" of defenses of Jackson, Mississippi Brown's Ferry, Tennessee area, 1863 "Black map" of Chattanooga Confederate map of eastern Virginia, 1864 Gen. Lunsford Lomax's map of the lower Shenandoah Valley Gen. James B. McPherson's field map Shermans map of northern Georgia Richmond and Petersburg defenses Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1864 Confederate defenses of Danville, Virginia, 1865 Hoen & Co. map of Appomattox Map of the military operations that accompanied The Lost Cause, 1867 Operations of the Army of the Cumberland
- Leavenworth , Kansas
- View Storefront
- View Seller Website
- Contact Seller About This Item
- View Store Policies
- Reference #
- Militaria & Weapons
- Width: 12.5 inches
- Height: 10.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 5 pounds