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The official military atlas of the Civil War

by United States. War Department.

Format: Maps and Atlases 1983
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Oversized Books 973.7 UN
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq G1201.S5 U6 1983bx
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Northland Public Library Atlas Stand R 973.73 OF2
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Summary
This volume contains 821 maps, 106, engravings and 209 drawings. From its front flap: "After the Civil War, the U.S. Government and the Army embarked on a landmark joint endeavor. For the first time in American history, the federal government itself - led by the Army - compiled a military history. The history was composed of all of the official military documents from both sides of the war, and it proved to be a massive production. It was called 'War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies' and referred to as the 'Official Records', or 'O.R.'. It contained official reports, letters, telegrams, strength returns, and casualty lists, covering all theaters throughout the war. The Army then got together the official military maps to supplement the O.R. This was called 'The Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies'. The maps had been drawn during the war by engineers, draftsmen, and sometimes even generals themselves for actual military use. Only a few maps, drawn later by cartographers, were added for historical purposes. Tactical and strategic maps indicate troop dispositions; defense lines, redoubts, and fortifications of key sites are clearly shown. Terrain maps often contain picket positions, signal stations, and lines of march. Some are rough sketches, some cartographic masterpieces. All are informative and reveal the knowledge - or lack of knowledge - that both sides possessed about the terrain, and the strength and the position of opposing troops. The index to maps is an invaluable aid. It refers to campaigns and battles, rivers, creeks, lakes, bays, islands, bridges, fords, ferries, landings, roads, railroads, mountains, towns, churches, forts, and much more. In this reprint, the index the and maps are conveniently bound in one volume. Here, in brief, is a completely indispensable tool for both historian and Civil War buff, reproduced with absolute precision and fidelity."
Additional Information
Subjects United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Maps.
Publisher New York : Avenel, N.J. :Gramercy Books ;1983
Distributed by Outlook Book Company,
Other Titles Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Contributors Davis, George B. (George Breckenridge), 1847-1914.
Perry, Leslie J.
Kirkley, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1841-1912.
Cowles, Calvin D. (Calvin Duvall), 1849-
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C. : G.P.O., 1891.
Scales of maps are reduced 10 per cent from the original edition.
Includes indexes.
Description 1 atlas (29, that is, 41 pages, 175, that is, 350 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 42 cm
ISBN 0517415666
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