War Department Atlas Map No.23. First Corps, Army of Virginia with inset, August 27th to September 1st, 1862 / Scouting Party, August, 1862 / Two maps of Engagement of Secessionville James Island, S.C., June 16, 1862 / Grand Lakes Region, February 3rd, 1863 plus 4 smaller maps. Map from the U.S. War Department’s Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Gov’t. Printing Office, 1891-95. Lithographed maps, with some highlight color. Double folio size. The maps from this atlas are printed on brittle paper, so there are often short tears and some other cndition issues. Generally, the maps are in very good condition, but contact us for specific condition report on any of these maps.
Maps from the U.S. War Department’s Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. This atlas, puclished in Washington by the Goverment Printing Office between 1891 and 1895 was a complete record of the United States’ offical papers of the Civil War. Richard Stephenson has written, “This is the most detailed atlas yet published on the Civil War. It consists of reproductions of maps compiled by both Union and Confederate soldiers.” [Stephenson, Civil War Maps, p 99.] The maps show many of the events of the Civil War with great detail, including topography, troop placements and movements, and other information of interest. These are the best near contemporary maps available of many of these battles, sieges, and other events of this conflict.